Therefore as you have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him,Colossians 2:6(NASB)
We are called to walk worthy of our Lord and to be fruitful in our Christian life, but this can only be achieved as we abide in Him, rest in Him, trust our lives into His safe-keeping, and walk in spirit and truth. It is only as we willingly choose to be submitted to the leading and guidance of the Holy Spirit in our lives that we can truly walk worthy of our Lord, in spirit and in truth. It is only as we receive from Him can we can walk in Him.
As believers, we have trusted in Christ for salvation. We have been given the new life in Christ. We have received ALL that we need to walk worthy of the Lord, and so we are earnestly exhorted to walk in Him, for just as we received Christ Jesus as Lord, we are to continue to live our lives in Him.
Paul's earnest exhortation to us is a choice. Truly born-again believers can choose to take the spiritual path, follow in the footsteps of the Master, and so walk in Him, or we can choose a carnal walk, in which case we follow our own will, and walk in our own ways.
If we trusted Christ for our redemption by faith and received the life of Christ as a free gift of grace, should not we also choose to live our life in spirit and truth? Should not we who have received ALL from Christ Jesus, so walk in Him?
"So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness."
Heavenly Father, thank You that I received Christ. Help me to walk worthy of my calling. May I learn to listen to the leading of Your Holy Spirit and walk in spirit and truth, in Him, all the days of my life. I pray that my life would be lived solely for Your praise and glory. In Jesus' name, AMEN.
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