Colossians – chapter 2


Chapter 2 of Paul’s letter to the Colossians, in little black and white illustrations.

I find that slowing myself down by putting pictures together really helps me take time to understand what the text is saying. It forces me to go line by line through the letter’s logic to follow the argument – so in verse 3 there’s a progression I might have missed if I’d read through it normally. Paul says his goal is that:

The church family are encouraged in heart and united in love. What for? So that they may have the full riches of complete understanding, which in turn allows them know the mystery of God which is revealed to us in Jesus.

So being united together in love as a church family, amongst other things, helps us to gain a fuller understanding of the mysteries of God in Jesus. You need love and unity to resist false teaching, to keep encouraging and teaching one another, and to see to it that the whole body grows stronger as we put roots down deeper into Christ.

I also find drawings help me to remember the passage better – that’s partly due to how my mind works, and some people don’t think in pictures in the same way, but I hope it’s helpful for some.

Chapters 3 and 4 to follow – they’re both a bit shorter, so hopefully won’t take toooo long, provided I can figure out what to draw!