That you may walk;

“That you may walk (live and conduct yourselves) in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to Him and desiring to please Him in all things, bearing fruit in every good work and steadily growing and increasing in and by the knowledge of God [with fuller, deeper, and clearer insight, acquaintance, and recognition].”
(Colossians 1:10, AMP
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16 thoughts on “That you may walk;

  1. This scripture gives me the electric shock of the parable(s) of the five vs. one talent(s) (bags of gold) found in Matthew 25 and Luke 19….that’s it in my mind, ‘electric shock,’ Now what?

  2. This week I have been listening to Joyce Meyer on cable where she is doing a series on “How to be Godly in an Ungodly World.” The first night she quoted Isaiah 5: 20 What sorrow for those who say that evil is good and good is evil, that dark is light and light is dark, that bitter is sweet and sweet is bitter. As we have seen in other blogs here and as she says the lines are growing dim on good and evil, wrong and right. She points out that we need to walk as light in this world disspelling the darkness. We need to BEHAVE ourselves as Christians and walk as Christians everywhere we go. We need to be authenic. We need to stop compromising our Christian principles and be the LIGHT we should be everyday of the week. One day we will stand before God and give an account. And we either can make God proud of our walk or we can have God spew us out of his mouth.

    1. I would imagine if we lived as given here we would have fruit enough to eat, freeze and can. That would mean churches would be standing room only right?

    2. Rena,
      Look at the footnotes for Isaiah 5:20, from the New Living Translation: “When people see no distinction between good and evil, destruction soon follows. It is easy for people to say, ‘No one can decide for anyone else what is really right or wrong.’ They may think getting drunk can’t hurt them, extramarital sex isn’t really wrong, or money doesn’t control them. But when they make excuses for their actions, they break down the distinction between right and wrong. If people do not take God’s Word, the Bible, as their standard, soon all moral choices become fuzzy. Without God, they are headed for a breakdown and much suffering.”

  3. Yes I believe there would be standing room only. Perhaps everyone needs to examine themselves and say am I a pretender of the faith, am I a hypocrite? Am I one way with people in church and one way behind closed doors. Am I compromising behind those closed doors. It will be a costly attitude. Or am I bold for Christ? Am I trying to change, am I taking steps to change, am I being persecuted due to my stance (2 Timothy 3: 12-14). According to Joyce Meyer and the scripture everything we lie to get or compromise to get will be dissolved.
    2 Peter 3: 10-11 But the day of the Lord will come as unexpectedly as a thief. Then the heavens will pass away with a terrible noise, and the very elements (stuff we have worked so hard for) themselves will disappear in fire, and the earth and everything on it will be found to deserve judgment.” Joyce Meyer’s says each day we should wake up and say, “I am going to work for God today.” She says that we can try, study God’s word, and pray to God to help us with our behavior or No Compromise.

    I think these words should without a doubt be enough to want to produce fruit to eat, freeze and can. The neglect of the words is torment – no more food from GOD forever.

    1. Maybe if we can stay busy enough with our man made duties we won’t have to deal with these growing issues Paul speaks of in our lead scripture and the follow ups. Lot of promise to encourage us to do the work!

  4. “Maybe if we can stay busy enough with our man made duties we won’t have to deal with these growing issues…”
    This statement sure makes me stop and consider what is productivity in God’s eyes?
    I noted on a plant ID ‘walk’ this pm that some trees/shrubs had lots of thorns. In fact, that was a distinguishing characteristic. They had no really noticeable flowers and no significant fruit. No one on the walk wanted to touch them or really had much interest in using or planting them. Yet, they had been as busy at photosynthesis and growing their leaves and thorns as a productive fruit bearing plant that yielded acorns, persimmons, apples or figs. Shouldn’t a ‘good’ tree bear ‘good’ fruit? If it doesn’t, what’s its use? It must be classified as a bad tree.
    “People don’t pick grapes from thornbushes or figs from thistles, do they? In the same way every good tree produces good fruit, but a rotten tree produces bad fruit. A good tree cannot produce bad fruit, and a rotten tree cannot produce good fruit. Any tree that fails to produce good fruit is cut down and thrown into a fire. So you will know them by what they produce.” Matt 17:15-20

  5. Wonder how many others we shared this scripture blog with? And what were their comments? Be educational to share others’ comments even if they want their names anonymous.

    One lady said to me, ‘each persons walk is between them and God.’ She went on to say, ‘the words in the Bible should be preached.’ If, I dare go back to the last part of our verse, ‘growing with fuller, clearer, insight…’ I am thinking, am I getting this or more confusion!

  6. Romans 16:17 ” But I beseech you, brethren, to keep a watch on those who are causing the divisions among you, and are leading others into sin, in defiance of the instruction which you have received; and habitually to shun them.”

  7. Titus 3:9 “… shun foolish questionings, genealogies, strife, and disputes about the law; for they are unprofitable and vain.”

    1 Peter 3:11 “Let him shun evil, and do good; let him seek peace, and pursue it. “

  8. Matthew 7:24 “Anyone who listens to my teaching and follows it is wise, like a person who builds a house on solid rock. Though the rain comes in torrents and the floodwaters rise and the winds beat against that house, it won’t collapse because it is built on bedrock. But anyone who hears my teaching and doesn’t obey it is foolish, like a person who builds a house on sand. When the rains and floods come and the winds beat against that house, it will collapse with a might crash.”

  9. Oh, my! Do you think Paul was actually serious when he wrote the following lines in his first letter to the Corinthian Church?
    “”Your boasting is not good. Do you not know that a little leaven leavens the whole lump? Cleanse out the old leaven that you may be a new lump, as you really are unleavened. For Christ, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed. Let us therefore celebrate the festival, not with the old leaven, the leaven of malice and evil, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.
    I wrote to you in my letter not to associate with sexually immoral people— not at all meaning the sexually immoral of this world, or the greedy and swindlers, or idolaters, since then you would need to go out of the world. But now I am writing to you not to associate with anyone who bears the name of brother (Christian brother) if he is guilty of sexual immorality or greed, or is an idolater, reviler, drunkard, or swindler—not even to eat with such a one. For what have I to do with judging outsiders? Is it not those inside the church[ whom you are to judge? God judges those outside. Purge the evil person from among you.”

    I believe that Paul was ‘dead’ serious…giving a warning that reverberates right down to this year of the Lord 2013 and beyond.
    Do we have the courage to allow the Lord to begin HIS judgment in the house of the Lord…that is with each of us? If not, HE will, anyway!

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