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Colossians 2:6-19

Established in the Faith

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Colossians 2:6-19

Established in the Faith

By Lois Parker Edstrom

The Bible teaches us to become “established in the faith” (2:7). Do you have an idea of what this means?

We know that “faith” is our belief in God. It means that we accept his love. What does it mean to become established in the faith?

That may be a difficult question. Let’s think about other things that become established. I think of schools. Schools don’t just happen. Someone has to have the idea to build a school. Then work needs to be done to actually build the school. The school needs to have good teachers and a plan to offer important classes and teach many different things in an interesting way.

After all of this has happened and continues for a period of time, we can say that a school has been established. People continue to come to the school to learn exciting new things; the school grows and becomes better and better.

To become “established in the faith” first you decide to accept God’s love. Then you must decide to study and pray and become strong in what you believe. Each day, as you give thanks for God’s love, and share that love with others, you become established in your faith. You grow and learn more and more about God.

Just like a plant that grows in good soil, you become “rooted and built up” in God (2:7). You become established in your faith.

Scripture quotations from the World English Bible

Copyright 2012, Richard Niell Donovan