9 For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stoppedpraying for you. We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives,10 so that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God,11 being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience,12 and giving joyful thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of his holy people in the kingdom of light.
Something we should ask the HOLY SPIRIT for
when we pray...
More endurance, more patience, and more joy!
Endurance to bear our tough situations...
Patience to deal with people who torment us...
The Joy of the Lord while facing every trial...
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Discussion: Colossians 1: 9-14
The apostle was constant in prayer, that the believers might be filled with the knowledge of God's will, in all wisdom. Good words will not do without good works.
He who undertakes to give strength to his people, is a God of power,
and of glorious power. The blessed Spirit is the author of this. In
praying for spiritual strength, we are not straitened, or confined in
the promises, and should not be so in our hopes and desires. The grace
of God in the hearts of believers is the power of God; and there is
glory in this power. The special use of this strength was for
sufferings. There is work to be done, even when we are suffering. Amidst
all their trials they gave thanks to the Father of our Lord Jesus,
whose special grace fitted them to partake of the inheritance provided
for the saints. To bring about this change, those were made willing
subjects of Christ, who were slaves of Satan. All who are designed for
heaven hereafter, are prepared for heaven now. Those who have the
inheritance of sons, have the education of sons, and the disposition of
sons. By faith in Christ they enjoyed this redemption, as the purchase
of his atoning blood, whereby forgiveness of sins, and all other
spiritual blessings were bestowed. Surely then we shall deem it a favour
to be delivered from Satan's kingdom and brought into that of Christ,
knowing that all trials will soon end, and that every believer will be
found among those who come out of great tribulation.