For this reason also, since the day we heard of it, we have not ceased to pray for you and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so that you will walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, to please Him in all respects, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God; strengthened with all power, according to His glorious might, for the attaining of all steadfastness and patience; joyously giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified us to share in the inheritance of the saints in Light. [NASB1995®]
Based on the information he received from Epaphras, Paul prays in this way for the Colossians, knowing that they run risks, surrounded by worldviews that are contrary to the true faith. Paul, far away, prays to the Lord:
“May they be filled with the knowledge of Your will and may they cling to Christ.” The only way to guard ourselves against error is to clinging to the Truth
“May they bear fruit.” If we are walking in Christ our lives will be a reflection of this, of walking in the light.
God freed us. Jesus forgave us of all our sin, and it is He who is making us more and more like Him, through the power of the Holy Spirit.
May Paul’s prayer for the church in Colossae be fulfilled in our lives as well! God bless you!
Scripture quotation taken from the (NASB®) New American Standard Bible®, Copyright © 1960, 1971, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
Translation By: Emily Stader