Thoughts on life, leadership and the movement called the church by Brian C. Hughes, Senior Pastor

by Brian C. Hughes, Senior Pastor

Thursday, June 25, 2009

School's Out

Continuing my study in Colossians, I found this a great and practical teaching for me today.

My counsel for you is simple and straightforward: Just go ahead with what you've been given. You received Christ Jesus, the Master; now live him. 7 You're deeply rooted in him. You're well constructed upon him. You know your way around the faith. Now do what you've been taught. School's out; quit studying the subject and start living it! And let your living spill over into thanksgiving. (Colossians 2:6-7, MSG)

This is The Message again and it is so beautifully written. In the actual translation, Paul doesn't say 'quit studying the subject', but the essence of what he says is 'you already know the material - you already have the information' I like the way Peterson (the message) puts it. What good is more Bible knowledge if we don't apply what we already know?

Start Living! I am going to really take this text to heart today...putting the focus of my heart on this: Jesus is Lord, He's got my back, He knows and has arranged for my future, and my job is to live in the present. And I have decided: I am going to live in such a way that my life overflows with thanksgiving!

How about you? What would it look like if you applied the truth of Colossians 2:6-7 today? Will you take the challenge with me?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hey Dr B,

I find for me, I have to follow putting the Word in action with Pauls other writting where he teaches us that we must be renewing our minds everyday.which is studying the Word. But the cool thing about this is that when you go from studying the Word(which is gaining knowledge) to applying the Word (which is wisodm) then we follow Christ's example. He Was and IS the Word and yet he still made time to communicate with his father everyday.