Walk Worthy – Fully Pleasing God
So that you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to Him.
We have looked at the fact that Paul makes one petition in his prayer -that they might be filled with the knowledge of God’s will. (Col 1:9)
This week we see that his petition has one purpose. This one purpose is that they would fully please God in all things. We fully please God when we walk worthy of Him.
Walk in the original language is the word peripateo which means a manner of living, to be occupied with and making due use of opportunities.
Worthy in the original language is axios and means suitable, in a manner worthy of.
We walk worthy by being a right reflection of who Christ Jesus is. In order to rightly reflect Jesus, we need to be filled with the knowledge of God’s will.Romans 12:2tells us we will be able to test and approve what God’s will is as we are transformed through a renewed mind. Our minds are renewed through God’s Word and the work of the Holy Spirit.
So how are you walking? What are you filling up on? What occupies your time and thoughts? Are you renewing your mind in God’s Word daily? Are you walking worthy of Christ Jesus?
Our prayer for you this week is that you will fill yourself up with the things of God so you can be a right reflection of Jesus Christ. Just like a child who is learning to walk, we will all stumble and fall. When we do, we must entrust ourselves to the Lord, ask for forgiveness and for HIS power help us, then keep on walking!
Join us next week as we look at four ways we can practice walking worthy from Colossians 1:10-14.
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