the master’s purpose

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the master’s purpose

Colossians 4:2-6 (JDV)

Colossians 4:2 Persist in prayer; stay alert in it with thanksgiving.

Colossians 4:3 At the same time, pray also for us that God may open a door to us for the word, to speak the mystery of Christ, for which I am in chains,

Colossians 4:4 so that I may disclose it as I need to.

Colossians 4:5 Act wisely toward outsiders, making the most of the season. [1]

Colossians 4:6 Let your word always be in favor, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you should answer each person.

the master’s purpose

Paul had just told the Colossians to do everything “for the Lord and not for humans” (3:23). He now explains how to follow that instruction.

First, bathe every moment in prayer. The master in the sky has a purpose for this moment in your life.

Secondly, make every interaction with outsiders count for the gospel. This season may be the only one you have to present the gospel to them.

Thirdly, watch every word you say. Know the words which will lead people to Christ, and not away from him.

Lord, fill our minds with your purpose, so that our actions and words lead others to you.
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[1] καιρός = season.

About Jefferson Vann

Jefferson Vann is pastor of Piney Grove Advent Christian Church in Delco, North Carolina. You can contact him at marmsky@gmail.com -- !
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