Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I am filling up what is lacking in Christ’s afflictions for the sake of his body, that is, the church, of which I became a minister according to the stewardship from God that was given to me for you, to make the word of God fully known, the mystery hidden for ages and generations but now revealed to his saints. To them God chose to make known how great among the Gentiles are the riches of the glory of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. Him we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may present everyone mature in Christ. For this I toil, struggling with all his energy that he powerfully works within me. Colossians 1:24–29 (ESV)
Dick Lucas writes:
What is the word of God that Paul proclaimed? What is the open secret? What are the gloriously rich treasures which the apostle gives his life to preach? His answer is extraordinary in its conciseness, yet so characteristic of this letter. The whole matter can be put in a word, or rather a name; Him we proclaim.
MEMORY WORK – Shorter Catechism Q/A 69
Q. 69. What is forbidden in the sixth commandment?
A. The sixth commandment forbiddeth the taking away of our own life, or the life of our neighbor unjustly, or whatsoever tendeth thereunto.