Col. 3:7-11 Stepping back and looking at the BIG PICTURE of God’s plan for His people. Restoring the image of God from Creation, ruined by sin. As Rom. 8:29 says, God did “predestinate” all of His elect “to be conformed to the image of His Son.”
1:22-23 The fruit or end of the perfect redemption and reconciliation of Jesus Christ is the “eternal security of the saints.” There are two sides to this great TRUTH: Godward is Preservation, and the manward side; Perseverance.