For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God; Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness; Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light: Colossians 1:9-12
How many times have we heard Paul says this to the Church, “Walk worthy of The Lord” (1 Thessalonians 2:12, Ephesians 4:1, Philippians 1:27) Paul delivers this same message again to the Church of Colossae, he says “That you might walk worthy of the Lord” This is an obvious message that Paul is trying to hammer home to the Church, live your life pleasing to God! Live your life that will glorify your Lord and Savior Jesus Christ
So how do we walk worthy in The Lord? Paul explains “being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God” Remember Jesus said “We will be known by our fruit” (Matthew 7:16) Be fruitful , meaning produce fruits of the Holy Spirit. How do we know if someone is saved? They should be revealing fruits of the Holy Spirit, they should no longer be walking in the ways of the world. They should no longer be returning back to their old vomit. (Proverbs 26:11) You should be the Light of the world and the salt of the Earth (Matthew 5) as Christ commanded us to be
The Christian walk is also a continuous walk, such as a spiritual infant growing into a mature Christian. When we are new in Christ, we live off spiritual milk, but as we grow and mature in Christ, we live off spiritual meat (Hebrews 5:11-15) If you are not growing in your faith and knowledge of Christ, then you are not walking worthy in The Lord. If you have no desire to seek and learn more about your Lord, then the fruits of the Holy Spirit are not being produced
Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son: In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins: Colossians 1:13-14
Why should we walk worthy in The Lord? Because God has delivered us from the power of darkness. Christ has delivered us from sin and death. We have redemption from our sins through the blood of Jesus Christ. Are you walking worthy for Jesus Christ? Are you producing fruits of the Holy Spirit? Give Thanks to God for our Lord Jesus Christ, Amen!