A Short Devotion on Colossians 2:6-7

Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him, rooted and built up in him and establishedin the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving. Colossians 2:6-7

We received Christ as we were taught about Him, and our hearts overflow with His love and mercy and grace!

We walk in His footsteps, following His example of reaching out to others and carrying to them the same message which we received.

We are rooted and built up in Him, the Word of God. We find all that we need in that Word. And in that Word, we are securely planted and also made to grow. In Him, we are no small seedling, scorched by the heat of the day or drowned by the rainwater. We are strong in Him!

We are established in the faith which was given to us, which we all share. The word carries with it a sense of longevity, a sense of stick-with-it-ness Because we are established, we will not be blown about by false whisperings or lost in the face of difficulty.

We have been taught by His Word, by God Himself. This teaching is true and trustworthy, bringing life and salvation to all who receive it.

We respond with thanksgiving, glorifying God in all that we say and do, for He is our God and we are His people.