First Born of Every Creature

Colossians 1:15
The πρωτότοχος clearly holds a special place in the revelation of God's counsels. He takes it as man, He takes it as Son, but he takes it as having created all. All things have been created ἐν αὐτῷ as a fact. It is His creation, but also διὰ looked at as the actual instrument of God's counsels; the object also, all is
Εἰς αὐτόν. But there is sovereign grace, He is also πρωτίτοχος amongst many brethren. So the πρςτίτοχος is introduced into the world, and the angels worship Him. But then all the fullness of the Godhead dwells in Him, and we are complete πεπλήρωμενοι in Him, and now continually all things subsist in Him. Heb. 1, though the same general truth; is more a personal Messiah, and so manifestation. God has spoken ἐν υἱῷ. He is the express image of His substance. Indeed in Colossians we have the εὶχών of the invisible God in the πρωτότοχος. And all this is in a man. It is a wonderful thing; and the place among men holds the first place, as in Prov. 8 The church as the body is another line of thought though closely connected. In John it is more the Son in and with the Father, and we in Him, more personal, and relationship though it is " in," with the Father it is ἐξ 1 Cor. 8:66But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him. (1 Corinthians 8:6). So Rom. 11:3636For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory for ever. Amen. (Romans 11:36) ἐξ,διὰ,εἰς. Heb. 1:1010And, Thou, Lord, in the beginning hast laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the works of thine hands: (Hebrews 1:10), δἰ ὁν, and δἰ ου. But this is another thought.