October 5th, 2016
Pray and Encourage Others
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; (Colossians 1:9-10 KJV)
Paul and Timothy are the “we” referred to in this scripture verse. Both had attended this particular church and knew that the Spirit of God dwelled inside the hearts of many members. They desired to pray for the church collectively and individually for the members of this church.
Paul challenged them to walk worthy of the calling God had placed upon their lives. Paul desired that these people would bear spiritual fruit in their works and be pleasing to God. He also anticipated that the members of this church would not be satisfied to learn just a little about God or fail to thrive in their spiritual walk with God.
Paul exhorted them to increase their understanding of God and mature in their relationship with Him.
Paul and Timothy were servants of God who led by example having meekness towards God, a hearty prayer life, and sought to exhort their fellow brethren. These spiritual principles should be applied to the lives of all believers today.