According to Scripture, part of walking in a manner that pleases the Lord is to be thankful (1:12). It is not just what we have been saved from that should ignite and sustain our praise but what we have been saved to. In this passage we are called to sit and stare at the glorious gospel of Jesus Christ and in so…
praying that God would teach and use believers for his glory. The weight and privilege of this calling should incite believers to faithful and fervent prayer.
Believers are to passionately and persistently thank God for his powerful work of grace in the lives of believers. In addition to others, this serves to refresh our own hearts with the greatness of God.
Colossians is all about the sufficiency of Jesus Christ to bring about spiritual life and maturity. Providentially God has allowed error to take root and serve as a fitting point of contrast for this young church. Throughout the ages Colossians has served as a helpful recalibration of the Christian’s means and motivation for godliness onto the supreme and sufficient Christ.