Colossians 1 verses 28 to 29
|28 We proclaim him by instructing and teaching all people with all wisdom so that we may present every person mature in Christ.|
|29 Toward this goal I also labor, struggling according to his power that powerfully works in me.
Key words and phrases:
We proclaim Him by instructing and teaching – meaning Paul and his workers were preaching, warning, admonishing, instructing, correcting, and teaching
With all wisdom – meaning with all God’s wisdom and full message that he was assigned to proclaim
We may present every person mature in Christ – present the Colossians and everyone they contacted to be complete in Him, perfect in Him, and mature in Christ
Toward this goal I also labor – Paul repeats that not only his team labors but he specifically labors toward the goal mentioned above
Struggling in the power that powerfully works in me – meaning that although it is Paul who is laboring and struggling, but he is supernaturally motivated by the power of God that is within him to labor, and he continuously labors in alignment with that power that is from God
Listening Prayer method – a method where you write what you think God would say to you after meditating and studying a Bible passage.
Who will go now?
I told My disciples in My great commission to Go and teach all nations whatsoever I have taught them. Paul was also my servant to proclaim the message. But they have all passed on to Me. Who will continue this work now? Who will go now and tell your children and family and friends?
Go, along with all My sheep, to continue to teach the Apostles message which is My message.
Don’t you feel how I am motivating you to tell others. Warn them and teach them. Be prepared to instruct them and to answer their questions and correct their thinking. Teach yourself this knowledge, your own children, your church, your friends, and even reach out to strangers that you meet along life’s way.
Don’t get sidetracked by the world. Don’t get trapped into practicing sin and allow it to condemn you and hinder your work.
I know the good works that you are doing, and continue in those things. Stay faithful in those things you are doing, but do them even better!!!