Watchman: Daily Devotional, Your Fruitfulness Is Absolutely Related to Your Understanding of Divine Truth. “Bearing Fruit in Every Good Work and Growing in God’s Knowledge” (Col. 1:10)

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Your Fruitfulness Is Directly Related to Your Knowledge of Divine Truth.

Every farmer who enjoys a bountiful harvest does so only after a lot of hard work. He must cultivate the soil, plant the seed, and care for it till it matures. Each step is deliberate, disciplined, and systematic.

Similarly, bearing spiritual fruit is not a spontaneous or unplanned process. It necessitates our diligence in obtaining knowledge of God's will as revealed in His Word. It is the prayer of Paul in Colossians 1:9, which he repeats in verse 10.

The phrase "growing in God's understanding" (v. 10) might be rendered as "increasing by God's knowledge." Both versions are acceptable. The first emphasizes the urge to grow, whereas the second highlights the need of knowledge in spiritual progress.

The Holy Spirit renews your mind and modifies your thinking as your knowledge of God's Word grows. While you gaze into the Lord's revealed glory, you "are being converted into the same image from glory to glory" (2 Cor. 3:18). You've "put on the new self, which is being regenerated to genuine knowledge in the image of the One who made him" (Col. 3:10).

One of Satan's schemes to stifle spiritual activity is to distract Believers with humanistic philosophy and other bankrupt substitutes for God's truth. That is why he sent false instructors to Colosse to preach that simply knowing God's will is insufficient for true spirituality. That argument was challenged by Paul, who stated that Christ is the fullness of god in bodily form (Col. 2:9). "All the treasures of wisdom and understanding" are "hidden in him" (Col. 2:3). He is all you require!

The Bible instructs you to develop in the grace and understanding of Jesus Christ (2 Pet. 3:18). Is that how you live your life? Are you anticipating a fruitful spiritual harvest?

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Praise God for the opportunity to discover His will and study His Word.
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