This ancient hymn informs us that Jesus, because of who he is and what he has done, has “the supremacy” in everything. As you look at your life, can you say Jesus is supreme in your work life? Your romantic life? Your financial life? Your spiritual life? Your recreational life?
What does the need for reconciliation with God imply about our world and ourselves? What do we learn about God’s nature from the fact that he was “pleased” to enter into space and time for the purpose of reconciling his alienated and rebellious creation? If you are trusting in Jesus Christ, do you have an experiential sense that God truly enjoys you and takes delight in you as a person – despite your shortcomings and failures? If not, spend some time meditating on this passage, Zeph. 3:17, and Romans 8:31-39.
In what ways is your life in need of the reconciling work of Jesus? Have you accepted the peace with God that Jesus has made possible through his sacrifice on your behalf? If not, what is keeping you from trusting in him and acknowledging him as supreme in your life?