Colossians 1:9 – Verse of the Day 5/19/14
If you have ever worked in garden, you know that plants are either growing or dying. A healthy plant is either getting bigger, producing fruit, or reproducing. Paul’s expectations for the churches he wrote to were very similar, actually.
This verse is a perfect example of this. After telling the Colossians that he has heard about their growth, Paul here encourages them by reminding them that they need to grow even more! Knowledge, wisdom, and understanding are gifts that God gives us, and so we should ask God to give them to us and to others.
Spend some time in prayer, thanking God not only for saving you, but for helping you to grow in faith. Think of specific ways that God has changed your desires and your actions, and thank God for His work in you. Think of other areas that need further growth, and ask the Lord to help you grow in those areas as well. Thank the Lord for the gift of His salvation, and pray that He would continue to give you more and more knowledge, wisdom, and understanding; finally, pray that you would increasingly live according to those gifts.