I was reading in Colossians 1 yesterday. Paul opens this letter as he does several others, with a prayer for the believers. in verses 9 and 10 he prays that they “would 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.” The Lord wants us to grow in our knowledge of Him and His will for our lives. He reveals this primarily through His Word. We must spend time in His Word so that our knowledge of Him grows.
We live in an age with access to information at our fingertips. Most of us carry around computers in our pockets tat connect us to any information was want to find. With that comes access to the Bible and a multitude of tools and resources to know the Bible better. But what are we to do with all this knowledge? According to Paul’s prayer here, this increase in knowledge is for the purpose of living worthy of the Lord. This knowledge should change how we live. It should change how we make decisions. It should change how we prioritize our lives. To walk ‘worthy of the Lord’ simply means that we live in a way that is worthy to carry the name of Jesus with us. When people see us, we represent Christ. We cannot take this lightly. As we walk in this way, we bear fruit for Him and increase in more knowledge of Him. Do you see the cycle here??
So, as your knowledge increases, may your walk increase as well.