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?