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In Colossians 3:15 we're told to let the peace of God rule in our hearts. Incidentally, the Greek word for rule is the same one used in other writings for referee. In other words, it says to let Christ make the call.

Now we know what a referee is and what he does. In baseball, he decides what pitch is a strike and which is a ball. Another umpire watches the bases and declares the runner safe or out. Most of the time, his job is fairly easy because the right call is obvious. But sometimes it’s awfully close, but he has to make the call quickly. He can’t say, “Let me get back to you” or “I need to sleep on it.”

In the same way, there are times when people say or do things to us or around us and we have to respond in some way. In those situations, Paul is saying to let Christ and who He is make the call. He tells us to have Jesus at the center of who we are and how we think so the call, the right call, can be made quickly.

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