Paul’s updates and greetings from various people in these final verses of Colossians presents us with a portrait of our fellowship in the Lord, which is a fellowship of love and faithful service.
This passage gives us two simple commands: persist in prayer; and walk in wisdom towards outsiders.
Paul encourages people in servitude to work hard from the heart, not to please men, but to please God because we all serve Lord Christ.
Paul puts the spotlight on the homes and families of the Colossians
When we are raised with Christ our clothes change and the old way of thinking and living no longer fits with our new moral attire
Paul writes that we’re being renewed in knowledge after the image of Christ and that renewal requires putting off sinful passions and practices.
The Apostle Paul exhorts us to avoid false religion, which is mystical and legalistic, and which judges people based on man-made regulations.
The Apostle Paul reminds us that the fullness of God dwells in Christ and we have been filled Christ, so we don’t need religious or philosophical supplements. We have fullness of life and liberty in Christ.
Paul knows that the mystery of God will captivate the Colossians and preserve them from the restless pursuit of empty and deceitful philosophies
Paul was appointed by God to reveal the mystery of Christ through the preaching of the Gospel, so that through his preaching, the mystery of Christ would be revealed to the nations and the riches of the glory of Christ would be spread among the nations.
We increase in the knowledge of God as we grasp more and more deeply the identity and preeminence of Christ and who we are in him.