Colossians 1: Are You Walking Worthy Of God?
Verse of the Day: (V10) “That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God;”
1. Word (V1-8)
V4 “Since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus, and of the love which ye have to all the saints,”
Apostle Paul was encouraged by the Colossians Christians’ love for one another after they had received the word of the truth. Indeed, once we believe and receive Christ as our personal saviour, our lives are transformed in His likeness to truly love God and others.
V5 “For the hope which is laid up for you in heaven, whereof ye heard before in the word of the truth of the gospel;”
2. Walk (V9-20)
V9 “For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding;”
Paul kept praying for the Colossians Christians that they would continue to walk worthy of God by being fruitful in their service to Him. As fruitful Christians, we ought to walk worthy of God by preaching the gospel, loving one another, filling ourselves with God’s Word and wisdom, and striving to be holy and perfect like our Saviour Jesus Christ.
V10 “That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God;”
3. Wisdom (V21-29)
V27 “To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:”
Again Paul explained to the Colossians Christians that the mystery of God was that he was commanded not only to preach the gospel of Christ to the Jews, but also to the Gentiles. God creates man in His image to glorify Him, however the first man, Adam, sinned and rebelled against God. Since then man continues in their sins against God. This was why God sent His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, to die for the sins of the whole world, so that whosoever believes in Him, shall never perish in fiery hell, but have everlasting life with Him in glorious heaven. This is the greatest hope of glory for all man!
V28 “Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus:”
Prayer of the Day:
Dearest God, please help me to walk worthy of You now and forever.