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Devotional - week of May 31, 2015


The following devotional was originally published by David Kuykendall on December 14, 2003. 

A WALK WORTHY OF THE LORD

… we do not cease … to ask that … you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him … Colossians 1:9b-10a

Following Paul’s prayer for his Colossian readers to walk worthy of the Lord, he mentions four things that will result in a life worthy of the Lord and one that fully pleases Him. Those four things are as follows:

… being fruitful in every good work—Colossians 1:10b

… increasing in the knowledge of God—Colossians 1:10c

… strengthened with all might, according to His glorious power, for all patience and longsuffering with joy—Colossians 1:11

… giving thanks to the Father who has qualified us to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in the light.Colossians 1:12

As we walk in the Spirit, we will be “fruitful in every good work.” As we are taught by the Holy Spirit, we will “increase in the knowledge of God.”

It is the Holy Spirit at work in our lives that will result in our being “strengthened unto all patience and longsuffering with joy.”

When we are filled with the Holy Spirit, we will be thanking God for our salvation.

Being filled with the Holy Spirit is the only thing that will result in our living a life worthy of the Lord and that is fully pleasing to Him.

We will be filled with the Holy Spirit as we live out our crucifixion, burial, and resurrection.

A life worthy of the Lord will not only please the Lord, but it will give a genuine sense of fulfillment to us. A walk worthy of the Lord will result in blessings to many others.