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Colossians Devotional 32

The Apostle Paul makes a puzzling statement, “Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I do my share on behalf of His body, which is the church, in filling up what is lacking in Christ’s afflictions” (Col 1:24). Paul sees that suffering in his body is part of the overhead he willingly pays for the privilege of sharing the Gospel with them. Furthermore, he sees it is also as a participation in Christ’s sufferings for you and His church. (See Matthew 20:22-23).