Colossians 1:9-14 (NIV, 2011)
9 For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you. We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives,10 so that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, 11 being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, 12 and giving joyful thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of his holy people in the kingdom of light. 13 For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, 14 in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.
Reading the passage brings a wave of tremendous gratitude. The passage states that God has qualified us to share in His inheritance. He has rescued us from darkness and brought us into His kingdom. Through Jesus, He has bought our freedom from sin and judgment and forgiven our sins. Amazing! Knowing the truth sets us free to serve the Lord- to understand God’s will, to gain spiritual wisdom, to live a life worthy of God, to please God, to bear good fruit and grow in the knowledge of God, to be strengthened, to have great endurance and patience, and to give joyful thanks to God. Amen!
Responding to the Transmission:
Let’s thank the Lord for the message of the Gospel as we reflect on how God has rescued us and what He has done in our lives and let’s pray that we would live a life worthy of the Lord and please Him in every way.