Training our minds to think rightly about the things of God is our lifelong calling.. In Colossians 1: 9-10, Paul prays for the church in Colossae, that they may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him; bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God.
Paul desires the Colossians to be filled with knowledge. For they are the vessels that receive and God gives the knowledge. We should not remain passive in the acquisition of knowledge. If that were the case, Paul needed not pray. God gives His Word that we might grow in knowledge of Him and His will. It remains incumbent, our duty and responsibility, for us to keep putting ourselves in the way of this knowledge by reading, meditating upon, and praying over His Word. Like David, we seek to devour the Scriptures because they prove sweeter than honey to the Christians taste (Palms 119:103).
Right knowledge leads to right walking. The knowledge we seek to be filled with is not so that we may just have the knowledge of Scriptures but one that seeks to be filled with the knowledge of God so that we might live to the glory of God. We are not growing in knowledge of God unless we are bearing fruit to the glory of God. And we are not growing in fruit to the glory of God unless we are growing in knowledge of God. As you and I bear more and more fruit for the kingdom, our knowledge of God increases.
May we continually pursue growth. As the prophet said, "Let us know; let us press on to know the LORD" (Hosea 6:3). It is our life long calling.
LORD, I come to you with a humble heart. I come to you with a heart that seeks and hungers for Your Word. May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O LORD, my rock and my redeemer. Open my eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of your law. Oh that my ways may be steadfast in keeping your statutes. Then I shall not be put to shame, having my eyes fixed on all your commandments. I will praise you with an upright heart, when I learn your righteous rules. I will keep your statutes. How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth. Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. Thank you for Jesus Christ my LORD and my Savior who came to take away the sins of the world. It is in the matchless name of Jesus Christ I pray, amen.