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  • Joe Norton

Filled with Knowledge (10/16/2022)

For this reason we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding.” (Colossians 1:9).

Paul has heard from several sources that the Colossians have great faith and have love for all the saints. Because of this fact, he is thankful; and he prays for something wonderful for them: that they be filled with knowledge as well as the wisdom to apply what they have learned.

Such a request could be made for every Christian in every generation: first of all, we need knowledge. And knowledge is available when we put forth the effort to read more—that is, to develop a program for reading the Bible regularly without distraction.

The next step is to pray for wisdom so that we can be discriminating in using this knowledge. Finally, we hold firmly to what we learn to be true.

To be successful spiritually and to show that we are making God the top priority in our lives, we must make these three steps a major part of our spiritual journey. In doing so, we can feel secure in holding the hope of heaven firmly in our hearts.


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