English evangelist George Whitefield (1714-1770) learned it was more important to please God than to please men. Knowing that he was doing what was honoring to the Lord kept him from discouragement when he was falsely accused by his enemies. Once Whitefield received a vicious let … More
Paul prays for the Colossians (v. 9). He had never met the Colossians but he wanted them to know what he is faithfully praying for them. It has to do with the knowledge of God’s will and a life lived in accordance with that will. Paul now states four ways that we can please God:
Probably no section in the new testament contains more concentrated doctrine about Jesus than these two verses (vv. 13-14). He delivered us from sin and made us victors over Satan’s kingdom (v. 13). He rescued us from Satan’s prison and transferred us to a new freedom of forgiveness (v. 14).
The size of my treasure in heaven depends entirely on how much I work for Christ down here (Col. 3:24). I want to work for the rewards that God will give in heaven for doing things that please Him.
And so, from the day we heard, we have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, 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. May you be strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy, giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in light. He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.
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Colossians 1:1-8What Keeps You Afloat When The Storms Hit?
Colossians 1:9-14Four Ways to Please God
Colossians 1:15-19False Teachers Confused About Creation
Colossians 1:20-23Sharing The Gospel
Colossians 1:24-29Suffering For The Sake of The Gospel
Colossians 2:1-7Wisdom in Christ
Colossians 2:8-15False Teachers Who Kidnapped Converts
Colossians 2:16-23Distractions to Watch Out For
Colossians 3:1-7Paul Connects Doctrine With Duty
Colossians 3:8-17Paul Explains How Believers Should Live
Colossians 3:18-21Wives Submit, Husbands Love And Children Obey
Colossians 3:22-25Slavery Was Common in The Early Church
Colossians 4:1-6What do We Need to Pray For?
Colossians 4:7-11Bearing Each Others Burdens
Colossians 4:12-18We all need to be appreciated