Daily Devotions


Day 24

How Confident May We Be?

Text: Colossians 1:23

How confident may we be that we will continue to abide in our faith in the Lord Jesus Christ? The following text gives us tremendous assurance that it is possible to be absolutely confident!

“If indeed you continue in the faith, grounded and
steadfast, and are not moved away from the hope
of the gospel which you heard, which was preached
to every creature under heaven, of which I, Paul,
became a minister.”
Colossians 1:23

1. “Grounded”

a) This word was written in the Greek Perfect tense.
b) Unfortunately there is no equivalent in the English language.
c) The essence of the perfect tense has three aspects that are illuminating:-
i) It refers to a process in the past.
ii) This process has culminated into a finished product.
iii) The product has present relevance and significance.

2. Ramifications of the idea “grounded”

a) Our being grounded is more than possible.
b) God began this process and has grounded us in our faith in Christ.
c) If indeed God has grounded us in the faith:-
i) We should see our faith making itself relevant.
ii) We should see our faith well-expressed in fruit-bearing.
iii) A well-grounded faith is all part of God’s intention.
d) The word “grounded” refers:-
i) To God laying a foundation.
ii) God has already established that foundation of faith.

3. “And steadfast”

a) The simple conjunction “and” adds to the significance of having been grounded.
b) It helps to explain the nature of the structure of our faith in Christ.
c) We are able to remain steadfast in our faith.
d) Having been grounded is logically connected with having a faith that is steadfast or firm.