When Paul says, “I now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up in my flesh what is lacking in the afflictions of Christ” (Col. 1:24), we scratch our heads and wonder how that could be?
How could a man, even the over-the-top Apostle Paul, actually rejoice in his sufferings? Especially when we realize Paul was in prison when he wrote this letter to the church at Colossae. How is that even possible?
And what is there to rejoice about? We, in our culture, rejoice when our suffering is over. Yet Paul rejoices in the midst of his suffering.
What can we learn from this? Much. So keep listening to find out more.
The following is a study on Colossians 1:24-29.