Can I just say that I am loving the Purple Book? I haven’t done it in a while but, man, it has brought a whole new level of appreciation for His Word.
One of the verses that I’ve read so many times and yet hit me hard afresh this morning was from Colossians 2:6.
“So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in him.”
Many times, the Christian life is compared to a journey we all must learn to walk. Paul encouraged everyone to ‘walk worthy of the Lord’ (Colossians 1:10). To the church in Corinth, he writes them to walk by faith and not by sight.
“We are to walk in Christ the same way we originally received Christ – by faith.” (Warren Wiersbe)
Paul was telling the church, “Guys, you started with Jesus… then you must continue with Jesus. You started with faith, and it is by faith that you will continue to walk in Him.”
We are to continue not just “FOR” Him but also “IN” Him which is going to be accomplished only by faith and by His grace.