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Knowledge that Walks (Colossians 1:9-12)

January 15, 2010

Have you ever looked at someone and thought, “My, he just doesn’t fit the part.  It just didn’t seem like he deserves that position.”?  We’ve all known people like that.

Truthfully, every Christian is in that condition.  None of us deserve to be called by Christ’s name, but by God’s grace and mercy, he makes us His child and calls us by his name.  We all need help walking worthy of the new name we have.  Some think we all should just go out and do what we’re supposed to do.  Paul wanted the Colossians to do what was right, but he prayed first that they would be filled with knowledge.

To some people knowledge is a bad thing–knowledge puffeth up.  But to Paul, it was the first thing.  He prayed that these believers would be FILLED with knowledge so that they could walk worthy of the name by which they had been called.  Are you a Christian?  You need to be filled with the knowledge of God’s will to be able to walk like a Christian.  The internal (knowledge) comes before the external (walking).

Just so we don’t get puffed up with our knowledge, let’s remember that this knowledge walks.  It doesn’t just congratulate itself.  Or brag about it’s vast extent and never do anything.  The knowledge of God’s will is given SO THAT we may walk worthy of the Lord.  What, then is a worthy walk?  It is…

  1. Being fruitful in every good work
  2. Increasing in knowledge (walk in the knowledge you have to gain more knowledge of God)
  3. Strengthened by his power
  4. and Giving thanks

What does your walk look like?  Are there many activities but not much of that?  Pray that you would be filled with the knowledge of God’s will and be made able to walk worthy of the name of Christ.

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  1. david whitley
    January 15, 2010 at 9:00 am

    An excellent, thought-provoking post.

  2. January 16, 2010 at 6:18 am

    Amen.

  3. January 22, 2010 at 4:08 pm

    In light of the reference to walking worthy of His Calling, you may appreciate this link.

    It is part of a series I preached at the Gospel Mission, but because my computer crashed and my Internet/computer access was limited, I never finished typing out the whole series.

    Walking Worthy Of His Calling

  4. January 22, 2010 at 9:09 pm

    Jerry, thanks for visiting and sharing your work with us.

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