That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God (Colossians 1:10).
Christianity is not a stationary religion.
Scriptures frequently employ action verbs like “Go” “follow” “walk” when speaking of the life of a Christian. When we are told to “walk” the implication is that we are to be moving, and specifically moving forward, growing. How do we walk worthy? By being fruitful in every good work and by increasing in the knowledge of God. How do we do these things? By adding Christian virtues (2 Peter 1:5-8). Perhaps the simplest explanation is one of the briefest, “But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ” (2 Peter 3:18). Growth requires daily attention. Growth requires time and growth requires effort. Those who put forth the effort demonstrate their worthiness in their walk.
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