That Their Hearts

 Colossians 2:2 That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love, and unto all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the acknowledgement of the mystery of God, and of the Father, and of Christ;

 What is the purpose of the struggle? What is the point of the burden?

Is it to compel us toward building personality driven corporation-like ministries? Is it to increase our head count on Sunday morning? Is it so that we can get a greater reward when we reach heavenly shores?

 Look at why Paul was so conflicted.  He longed for the hearts of those saints at Laodicea to be comforted, to be knit together in love.  He didn’t want people to fall into the condemnation so associated with Old Testament Law.  He didn’t want people to be deceived into following traditions or trying to achieve something on their own through the working of the law. He longed for people to come in contact with Christ, knowing that when they did their lives would be changed.

 Brothers, our salvation is marvelous and complete, and the comfort that we have in our hearts is what the world desperately needs. Do not be fooled. What you have as a Christian is the only answer for the question in their hearts.

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