Colossians 1:9-11 (TPT)
9 Since we first heard about you, we’ve kept you always in our prayers that you would receive the perfect knowledge of God’s pleasure over your lives, making you reservoirs of every kind of wisdom and spiritual understanding. 10 We pray that you would walk in the ways of true righteousness, pleasing God in every good thing you do. Then you’ll become fruit-bearing branches, yielding to his life, and maturing in the rich experience of knowing God in his fullness! 11 And we pray that you would be energized with all his explosive power from the realm of his magnificent glory, filling you with great hope.[patient endurance]
Every now and then someone will describe another person as being “a wealth of knowledge.” In other words, the person being described possesses a great deal of knowledge about a subject or many subjects. It certainly can be a lovely compliment, but an even better one is revealed in our passage today. The Apostle Paul prays for God to make each member of the Body of Christ at Colosse “reservoirs of every kind of wisdom and spiritual understanding!” What an amazing prayer! May we begin to pray this prayer over our lives.
Prayer: Lord, please make me a reservoir of wisdom and help me walk in righteousness, so that I may please you in every good deed. In Jesus’ name. Amen.