Encouraging One Another

Colossians 2 How do we encourage others who we do not see face to face? That must have been on Paul’s mind as he pondered the flock at Colossae and Laodicea. His heart was there with them even though he could not be there in person. As with many of us, our hearts yearn to see others face to face so we can read their countenances and hear their thoughts. However, when that is not possible, it is with pen in hand that we write our thoughts just as Paul did. His first thought was that “their hearts be knit together in love and be encouraged, and that they may have all the riches that assurance brings in their understanding of the knowledge of the mystery of God, namely, Christ,”

Paul knew that even in a Roman prison there were distractions that would cause one’s faith to be challenged. He knew that to also be true for these believers so far away.So he reminds them to consider their walk in Christ, that their life be rooted in Him. He also wants them to be discerning when others come with false teachings and philosophy. Truly even today we must be on guard. 

Today, don’t let the world tell you that you must have a list of do’s and don’ts, instead let Christ rule your heart and your life. Freedom is in Him, not the list. 

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