Mid Week Meditation pt. 24Submitted on: August 22, 2017
Based on Biblical Text: Colossians 2:6
“As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him”
This writing is addressed to folk who have confessed Christ as their Lord and Savior, those who have “purposed in their heart” to follow Jesus. Tell your neighbor, “That’s us!” Paul says, “As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord”, so clearly we are speaking to “the saved.”
The Bible, though a 2,000-year-old instruction manual, is still appropriate. Books rarely stay on the Best Seller List for more than a month or two. However, the Bible has been the #1 best seller since publishers began keeping a list. The timeless truth in the Bible is unchallenged and its call to obedience is inspiring. It contains principles against which all Christian progress must be measured.
Note, when Jesus said, “Go ye therefore and teach all nations” He was not just talking to the disciples gathered around Him that day, He was also talking to us. The challenge to repent and be baptized, is followed by the call to “go” and make disciples.
In our text, Paul is trying to excite new Christians in Colossae with a rallying cry. Paul urges them, and us to stop resting on conversion and start developing some conviction. He is speaking of developing some sincerity and some passion for the cause of Christ.
Yes, conversion is good, but conviction is better. Conviction represents a more complete possession of our Savior. Conviction means we live in constant contact with Christ. Paul issues a direct charge! There is no need for us to work to extract some deeply hidden theological mystery. Paul challenges us that, if we have received Christ, we must “walk in Him.”
What does it mean to “walk” in Christ? First of all, we cannot substitute words for works. We cannot claim to be a child of God, and “Sit in Him.” If we are going to talk the talk, we got to walk the walk.
We must be careful as there are plenty of paths to take. Some of the paths are well worn by previous travelers. However, no matter how worn the path is it does not make it the right path to take. Jesus said, “Wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it.” But Jesus also said, “Small is the gate and narrow is the road that leads to life, and only a few find it”. (Mathew 7:13-14)
We love to sing, “When we all get to heaven”, but it is not just about the destination it is about the direction. Once we are converted, every precious step we take with Christ is one of revelation and fulfillment. Our salvation is not put on hold until death but rather it is put into high gear for a miraculous journey. Ephesians 5:2 says we ‘walk in love’. 1John 1:7 says we ‘walk in light’. 3 John 4 says we ‘walk in truth’. “So walk ye in him”
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