“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.” Colossians 2:6-7

“Christ Jesus as Lord” is a phrase that would have reminded the readers of the earliest Christian baptismal confession.

“Live your lives in Him” means to be in line with or keep in step with Christ. The use of this phrase is common in Paul’s Letters.

“Rooted and built up” are metaphors, one from nature and the other from construction, which point to something that is firm and enduring. God’s Word makes this way of life in Christ possible.

Paul uses four words to describe the Colossians’ walk with Christ. The tense of the word translated “rooted” denotes a completed action; the believers have been rooted in Christ. The next three words, “built up … strengthened … overflowing”, are in the present tense, showing the continual growth that should characterize every Christian’s walk with Christ.

God’s blessing on your day…

Crown of Life Lutheran Church | 3856 E 300 N, Rigby, ID 83442 | (208) 745-2616

Follow us: