Daily Devotions


Day 6


Text: Colossians 1:6

It was the Lord Jesus Himself who taught His disciples that they must bear fruit. They will assuredly bear fruit if they learned to abide in Him.

The apostle Paul was convinced that Jesus was right. In his own life, he bore much fruit. In his epistles he wrote about bearing fruit too (e.g. Galatians 5:22-23). In the following text, Paul look at the fruit the Colossians were able to bear.

“Which has come to you, as it has also in all the world,
and is bringing forth fruit, as it is among you since the day
you heard and knew the grace of God in truth.”

Colossians 1:6

1. “Bringing forth fruit”

a) This is natural.
b) This is normal.
c) This is a universal experience.
d) The Colossians were to be commended for bearing fruit.

2. The Source

a) The grace of God
i) Fruit bearing is ultimately to be traced to the grace of God.
ii) Grace is present in salvation.
iii) It is also present in fruit-bearing.
b) The truth
i) The word of God
ii) The gospel message

3. Responses to the word of God

a) Hearing
i) In understanding
ii) In faith
b) Knowledge
i) The body of truth as taught by the apostles.
ii) Deep knowledge of the Lord’s word is truly desirable.
iii) Knowledge will lead to further enlightenment and blessing.