Colossians 1:23 says” If you continue in your faith, established and firm not moved from the hope held out in the gospel. This is the gospel that you heard and that has been proclaimed to every creature under heaven and of which I, Paul, have become a servant.
Wow! Paul has said allot to the people of Colossians and this same message is and has been spoken to us today.
First, notice the ongoing human response of faith that Paul says is necessary for Christians. We are to be without blemish and free from accusation.
We must continue in our faith, actively yielding our lives to Christ, obeying his Word and surrendering to His authority and purpose in all we do. Established and firm in the message of teaching of Jesus and those he commissioned to deliver his original message as we have it in his Word the Bible. Not to be moved from hope held out in the gospel, which means that we must not return to our former life of sin. Hopelessness and spiritual destruction apart from Christ.
Each of us has our own journey in walking the Christian lifestyle. And though at times it gets difficult for us, God never promised us a rose garden. What He did promise us is that He will never forsake us. Don’t let your difficulties move you back to your former way of living. Stay firm and watch the Salvation of the Lord come.