“…desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will…” – Colossians 1:9b
It was evident the saints at the Colossian church had purposed in their heart to do the will of the Lord. From the time they had heard and received the doctrine of truth, they continued to grow in Christ. They valued the doctrines of Christ as the greatest gift given to man; a pearl of great price.
The progress they had made in their walk with Christ was what encouraged Paul to pray for them, that they might continue to grow in their faith, be filled with the knowledge of God’s will, and to make every effort to be fully acquainted with what God would have them to do; which is an appropriate prayer for all churches, throughout all generations.
Every born again and professing believer in Christ should make time to getting more acquainted with God and His Word. Unfortunately, many do not have the time, or simply choose not to take the time. They make no effort in getting to know more of God, that they may get better acquainted with Him and His will for their lives.
Due to their unwillingness or lack of effort to getting better acquainted with God, they not only have no knowledge of God; they have no knowledge of God’s will for their life, and the danger they are daily exposed to by wolves in sheep clothing. They are walking blindly, while withering away little by little, simply because they are refusing to take the time to get into the word of God.
“My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge…” – Hosea 4:6a
How can you say you have a relationship with God, or love God when you don’t know any more than you did since the day of your conversion?
When you do not continue reading and studying God’s Word, you are missing out on getting better acquainted with your Father in Heaven, His will for your life, and the many blessings He has in store for you.
“O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out!” – Romans 11:33
“But as it is written, Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God has prepared for them that love him” - I Corinthians 2:9
Continual reading and study of God’s word causes continual knowledge of God’s Word to flow into you, thereby increasing in the knowledge of God and His will for your life. This is what Paul the Apostle was talking about; that although you may be doing well in your walk with Christ, don’t stop learning.
God wants His people to know more of Him, to get better acquainted with Him, and to draw closer to Him. With this in mind; what are you willing to do to discover more of the riches of wisdom and knowledge of God? Do you have a desire to know more of God; to get better acquainted with the man who is responsible for you affording you the opportunity to have eternal life?
Copyright © Gale Wilcox
Unless otherwise indicated, all scripture passages quoted are taken from the King James Version of the Bible.