Colossians 1:10 Inductive Study

Colossians 1:10

Read all of Colossians, the entire short book, everyday before you dissect the daily verse or passage. Today’s passage is Colossians 1:10

Colossians 1:10 ESV

so as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him: bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God;

PAST: answer what this verse meant to the original recipients in the PAST.
Paul was praying for the Colossians as followers of Christ that they would be filled with Godly wisdom so that they would be able to discern and know what God wanted from them. In order to please God, they would need to know how to live. It was not by human standards, but that of God. Praying this over them was allowing Paul to also teach them this truth. He was letting them in on a Godly secret so to speak that by understanding God’s will through His wisdom they would be able to live a life that is worthy and pleasing to God and in turn, would be profitable not only to them but also to lost souls around them that would be saved as they continued to be sanctified.

EVERYONE: re-write the verse in your own words to reflect the universal truth that applies to EVERYONE.
Walking in a manner worthy of God is based on His standards and not our own. If our lives are to be pleasing to Him, then we must please Him by following His rules and commands. By doing this we will bear good fruit in what we do and we will increase in His knowledge.

PRESENT: what does this verse mean to you and how should you apply it today in the PRESENT.
Sanctification is something I desire to be able to see. Sometimes I do, but mostly it is something that I need to look at over many months and even years to see growth in. What I love about the wisdom of God, is that I can ask God to give me more of His wisdom, and He does! Immediately. This only happens though when I am walking with Him and in Him based on His desires and not my own. That wisdom is something that always bears fruit when I share Christ with others or disciples others. It always increases the knowledge of God outward to others.

TO MY READER: Share your thoughts in the comments. Feel free to share your entire PEP so we can learn from each other. Blessings! ~ Jen

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