Main point summary
May we live a gratitude-filled life that glorifies God in everything as we experience the knowledge and wisdom of God.
And so, r from the day we heard,
Since the time I first heard about your faith, love and hope,
s we have not ceased to pray for you,
Timothy, myself, and all who are with me have not stopped praying on your behalf,
asking that t you may be filled with the knowledge of his will
Requesting that you would fully know God’s will
in all u spiritual wisdom and understanding,
By having all wisdom and understanding that comes from above
so as v to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord,
With the purpose of living in a way that glorifies Jesus,
w fully pleasing to him,
Brings the Lord complete pleasure,
x bearing fruit in every good work
Continually produces fruit in all actions unto God
and increasing in the knowledge of God.
As well as growing in the understanding of who God is.
y May you be strengthened with all power,
I pray that you would experience increased strength in all the power of God,
according to his glorious might,
Because of His magnificent power,
for z all endurance
In order that you would have complete steadfastness
a with joy,
With a joyful heart,
b giving thanks 1 to the Father,
Likewise thanking the Father,
who has qualified you 2
The one who has enabled you
to share in c the inheritance of the saints in light.
To ultimately experience with other believers His eternal rewards for His children.
Living a life that glorifies God will naturally occur as we encounter the wisdom and understanding of God. His glory takes us into an excitement to love and serve our glorious creator with more fervency. Knowledge begets intimacy.
The believer has eternal rewards waiting for him. In His glorious goodness, God not only saved us, but rewards us! Who is this God? What does this knowledge do to our heart? “Behold, God is great and we know him not; the number of his years is unsearchable.” - Job 36:26
Colossians Greeting 1 1 Paul, a an apostle of Christ Jesus b by the will of God, and Timothy c our brother, 2 To the d saints and faithful brothers 1 in Christ at Colossae: e Grace to you and peace from God our Father. Thanksgiving and Prayer 3 f We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you, 4 since we heard of g your faith in Christ Jesus and of g the love that you have for all the saints, 5 because of h the hope i laid up for you in heaven. Of this you have heard before in j the word of the truth, the gospel, 6 which has come to you, as indeed k in the whole world it is l bearing fruit and increasing—as it also does among you, since the day you m heard it and understood n the grace of God in truth, 7 just as you learned it from o Epaphras our beloved p fellow servant. 1 He is p a faithful minister of Christ on your 2 behalf 8 and has made known to us your q love in the Spirit. 9 And so, r from the day we heard, s we have not ceased to pray for you, asking that t you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all u spiritual wisdom and understanding, 10 so as v to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, w fully pleasing to him, x bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God. 11 y May you be strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for z all endurance and patience a with joy, 12 b giving thanks 1 to the Father, who has qualified you 2 to share in c the inheritance of the saints in light.