“For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God;” (Col. 1:9–10).”
Possibly you know the old computer term G.I.G.O. “Garbage in, garbage out.” Input determines output. What you feed into a computer is what you’ll get out. Likewise, what you program into your heart will eventually influence your behavior. That’s why you must expose your brain to things that are “true”, “honest”, “just”, “pure”, “lovely”, “of good report”, “virtuous” or “praise worthy.” We should all think on these things (Phil. 4:8) and be so saturated with God’s Word that, if we cut ourselves, we should bleed Bible verses. Paul tells us how “be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding.” The Greek word translated “filled” speaks of influence or control. It’s the same word Paul uses in Ephesians 5:18: “filled with [controlled by] the Spirit.” When you’re filled with the Spirit, God’s Spirit regulates your choices. Likewise, when you’re filled with the knowledge of God’s will, your choices reflect Godly wisdom and understanding. Yet “spiritual wisdom and understanding” indicates more than merely knowing God’s Word. It speaks of applying it to your life under the Spirit’s power and direction.
As you prayerfully saturate your mind with God’s Word, you need to begin to diligently apply the suitable Biblical principles to every situation you face, asking the Holy Spirit to control every aspect of your life today.
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