In the writings of Paul which were inspired by the Holy Spirit and became part of our complete Bible today, Paul often wrote long sentences filled doctrine and truth. The larger passage from where our verse comes today, Colossians 1:9-12 is a compound sentence 100 or more words. Paul promises to pray for for the Colossians and thus for us, to:
- be filled with knowledge of God’s will,
- for spiritual wisdom and understanding,
- walk worthy of our Lord,
- be pleasing our Lord in everything,
- be bearing fruit,
- be doing good work,
- be increasing in knowledge of God,
- be strengthened with all power equal to His glorious might,
- which produces steadfastness and patience,
- be joyously giving thanks,
- for being qualified by the Father to share in the inheritance.
In fact all of these requests are given to us by God. We do nothing that will qualify us to inherit what saints (believers) possess by being transferred from darkness to God’s Eternal Light. That is our promise –our Father God, who we joyfully give thanks to, did all the work of qualifying us to have a share of Jesus Christ’s inheritance.
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