Colossians 1:9-12 – Walking Worthy of the Lord
“How, as a Christian, do I fully please God?”
How do we “Walk Worthy of the Lord?”
What is it that we are to do, now that we are adopted sons and daughters into His kingdom?
We could even talk to others we don’t know about Jesus. As hard as it is at times to start a conversation with someone we don’t know about Jesus, most people we come in contact with have at least heard about Him, so we have that connection.
One of our greatest mentors of speaking to strangers about Jesus is the Apostle Paul. He was constantly telling people about Jesus. So much so that he was beaten, put in prison, beaten some more. But he would not stop.
And he could talk to people he had never met — other Christians, as if he knew them, because they were all brothers in Christ. He would give Christians instructions on and about their faith. He did this in person with many people, and others he would write letter to, people he never met, and tell them how to live in Christ.
Open your Bibles to the first chapter of the book of Colossians.
We’ll be reading verses 9-12 in a message I’ve titled Walking Worthy of the Lord.
There are many other great passages in this book, but right now we want to look at what it is that Paul talks to God about when he hits his knees to pray for his brothers and sisters in Colossi, people he has never met. Paul is asking God to fill these believers with the knowledge of God’s will and that they may walk worthy of the Lord “Fully Pleasing Him.”
Read with me in Colossians chapter 1, starting in verse 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, so that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way: