“to the saints and faithful brothers in Christ at Colosse: Grace to you and peace from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ.”
Paul addresses the Christian believers as “saints and faithful brothers in Christ.” This is the faithful and true band of believers in the church at Colosse, who love the Lord Jesus and have true faith in Him. This is a typical salutation of the Apostle Paul.
He sends them grace and peace from God the Father. To know the grace of God is to be a possessor of salvation and the forgiveness of sins in the Lord Jesus Christ. All those who possess this grace are the redeemed people of God who have that peace with Him, and all punishment and condemnation has gone for them. To have peace with God, is everlasting peace and precludes all peace. There is no peace if we have no peace with God.
“Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify for himself a people for his own possession, zealous for good works.”
To know the Lord Jesus Christ is the greatest state to be in, for in Him, we have peace with God and with all others. He is our peace and has bought this situation for us with His precious blood.
“But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off are made near in the blood of Christ. For he is our peace, who made both one, and broke down the middle wall of separation,”
Without Christ we are far away, but now are brought near and enjoy the fellowship of His Holy Spirit and the company of other believers. Paul addresses the saints at Colosse and also all of us who love Christ and belong to the kingdom.