Colossians 1:10 …walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him…
I like walking. I go outside and walk when I’m feeling good and I go outside and walk when I’m feeling bad. I hike for fun; I walk for exercise; I simply like to walk.
But scripture tells me I need to walk worthy of the Lord. What does that mean? In God’s word to walk is synonymous with living. We are to live in a way that is worthy of the Lord—fully pleasing to Him. To walk worthy is to please the Lord.
Now, what pleases the Lord? Paul told the Colossians, that’s people who went to church in a city named Colossae, they needed to be fruitful in good work and they needed to increase in their knowledge of God. That would please God. And he goes on to tell them they needed to remain strong in the power of God and be patient and joyful. He says they needed to be thankful to God for the salvation He’s given them through the redeeming blood of His Son, Jesus Christ.
Fruitful work such as obedience to the Lord’s commands, increased knowledge of God through studying the Bible and going to church, strengthening our faith during our trials and tribulations, attitudes of patience, joy, and thankfulness… That’s what it means to walk worthy.
Sure, I like to walk—physically. But as I walk out my life I find more and more that I love walking spiritually with my Lord. My heart’s desire is to please Him. I pray you’ll join me in that walk, a walk worthy of the Lord.
Have a God Filled Week,