Plugged In

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Today’s Passage – Colossians 1 – 4; (Click on the references to listen to the audio – click here to view the text from the Blue Letter Bible website)

(Second Milers also read – Psalms 61 – 65; Proverbs 13)

Listen to this morning’s Scripture song – Matthew 6:33

Read the 1213 Evening and Morning devotion from the late Charles Spurgeon.

“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;” – (Colossians 1:9)

“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 1:10)

If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which ye have heard, and which was preached to every creature which is under heaven; whereof I Paul am made a minister;” – (Colossians 1:23)

“As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him: Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.” – (Colossians 2:6-7)

“If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. (Colossians 3:1-2)

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.” – (Colossians 3:16)

“Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed;” – (John 8:31)

We need to stay plugged in to the Word of God. Previously, I wrote from this passage on “The Importance of Discipleship“, which is very important. However, I fear that many Christians who perhaps have grown beyond the early days of faith need to be encouraged to keep moving forward in their walk with the Lord. The new believer has an advantage to a certain degree over the Christian that has been saved for a while. The “babe” in Christ often has an appetite for the things of God that is much stronger than the more mature believer. The new Christian does not have to force himself to spend time in the Word, he wants to do it, so it comes easier for him. However, those of us who have been saved for a few years sometimes get a little bored with the routine. Many of the truths that we read about have become familiar to us. If we are not careful we will become apathetic toward our relationship with God, and will spend less time with Him.

Let me encourage those of you that have been saved for a while to renew your commitment to your relationship with the Lord. Get back into the Bible. If you have gotten away from spending daily time in the Word, then simply re-schedule your day to include time spent with God in His Word. Make sure you are looking for and receiving fresh truths from the Word, and share what God gives you with others. If you have gotten slack in your church attendance, get back where you belong. Stay plugged in to the places where God is speaking, so that you can continue to be strengthened spiritually.

 


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Stay Plugged In

Today’s Passages – Colossians 1 – 4; Proverbs 13

(Second Milers also read – Psalm 61 – 65; Memorize – Micah 5:2)

Listen to this morning’s Scripture song – Psalm 92:1

Read last year’s post – “The Importance of Discipleship”

“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;” – (Colossians 1:9)

“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 1:10)

If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which ye have heard, and which was preached to every creature which is under heaven; whereof I Paul am made a minister;” – (Colossians 1:23)

“As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him: Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.” – (Colossians 2:6-7)

“Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed;” – (John 8:31)

If you have already read the blog post from last year, you know that I wrote a similar thought last year from this passage. I guess I have sort of a one-track mind. It’s not that there are not a lot of other wonderful truths in this letter, it’s just that I think that what I am sharing this morning is really the need for the hour. Frankly, there are some verses that I would like to write about from Colossians that are just beyond my full understanding; I could not possibly do them justice.

We need to stay plugged in to the Word of God. Last year, I wrote on the subject of discipleship, which is very important. However, I fear that many Christians who perhaps have grown beyond the early days of faith need to be encouraged to keep moving forward in their walk with the Lord. The new believer has an advantage to a certain degree over the Chritian that has been saved for a while. The “babe” in Christ often has an appetite for the things of God that is much stronger than the more mature believer. The new Christian does not have to force himself to spend time in the Word, he wants to do it, so it comes easier for him. However, those of us who have been saved for a few years sometimes get a little bored with the routine. Many of the truths that we read about have become familiar to us. If we are not careful we will become apathetic toward our relationship with God, and will spend less time with Him.

Let me encourage those of you that have been saved for a while to renew your commitment to your relationship with the Lord. Get back into the Bible. If you have gotten away from spending daily time in the Word, then simply re-schedule your day to include time spent with God in His Word. Make sure you are looking for and receiving fresh truths from the Word, and share what God gives you with others. If you have gotten slack in your church attendance, get back where you belong. Stay plugged in to the places where God is speaking, so that you can continue to be strengthened spiritually.


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