Continuation of last week’s Thought
“…that you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God” (Colossians 1:10).
Paul explains the reason for the prayer he has made for the Christians to whom he is writing: that is, he wants them to be able to walk worthy of the Lord and to please Him by being fruitful and continuing to increase in knowledge.
Several beneficial messages come from this verse: one is that Christians are to “walk worthy,” not meaning they deserve anything the Lord has done for them but meaning they are faithful to adhere to the standard of life He has laid out in His word.
As well, the Lord has always told His people to be productive in His work, no matter the Age in which they are living. We, as followers of Jesus, are productive when we bear fruit for Him and when we continue our efforts to learn more about Him and His will; thus, we increase in knowledge.
God’s desires are not unreasonable nor impossible. It is quite possible for us to learn more about His will—as well, we can be a beneficial member of His Kingdom by working hard enough to help it to grow. It’s really a matter of our own desires—we have to want to.