Charles Spur­geon called Christ and the Inher­i­tance of the Saints: Illus­trated in a Series of Dis­courses from the Colos­sians, the expo­si­tion and devo­tional on by Scot­tish divine Thomas Guthrie, “brilliant.”

Thanks to Google books, it’s avail­able as a free down­load.

And it is brilliant.


12 giv­ing thanks to the Father, who has qual­i­fied you to share in the inher­i­tance of the saints in light. 13 He has deliv­ered us from the domain of dark­ness and trans­ferred us to the king­dom of his beloved Son, 14 in whom we have redemp­tion, the for­give­ness of sins.

15 He is the image of the invis­i­ble God, the first­born of all cre­ation. 16 For by him all things were cre­ated, in heaven and on earth, vis­i­ble and invis­i­ble, whether thrones or domin­ions or rulers or authorities—all things were cre­ated through him and for him. 17 And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together. 18 And he is the head of the body, the church. He is the begin­ning, the first­born from the dead, that in every­thing he might be pre­em­i­nent. 19 For in him all the full­ness of God was pleased to dwell, 20 and through him to rec­on­cile to him­self all things, whether on earth or in heaven, mak­ing peace by the blood of his cross. (ESV)