Col 1: 10 – 12 We pray that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and may
please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the
knowledge of God, being strengthened with all power according to his glorious
might so that you may have great endurance and patience, joyfully giving thanks
to the Father…
we will never quit learning and growing and therefore maturing. Just as we had
to learn how to live as human beings in this world after being born as
completely dependent babies, so we also can learn how to live as spiritual
people. Just as our parents taught us how to walk physically, so the Spirit of
God teaches us how to walk spiritually.
1: 10 – 12 shows us four ways in which we walk to live lives worthy of the
Lord. (1) We must walk in increasing knowledge of God. (2) We must walk in
fruitful service. (3) We must walk in Spiritual power. (4) And we must walk in
Lord sends those he had chosen and equipped for everlasting life, to live lives
worthy to him, glorifying him, in every aspect of our lives.
of all God has done for you. Yes, the greatest blessing for which we should be
thankful for, is our salvation. It is the greatest gift that anyone can be
Jesus did on the cross, dying and paying for our sins, changed the destination
of our walk from hell to heaven. Even eternity is not long enough to thank God
for that. And then God has continued to bless us with an immeasurable number of
other blessings. If we see all that God has done, we do not want to live any
other way than worthy of the Lord, pleasing and praising him in everything we
do as we live as joyful thankful Christians.
thanks is the worship of mature children of God. It is an acknowledgment of the
goodness and grace of God. It increases our faith. And it shows others our
trust in God. We are sent to live this
Christian life, to encourage others to surrender all facets of living to the
Kingship of Jesus and the increase of God’s Kingdom.
a Christian is something you must be, as well as something you have to do.
cannot do it, without being it, but you must do it, or you cannot be it.
you are – a Christian believer - and how you live - the Christian life - always