This word perfect in verse 1:28 has the sense of mature or come to ripeness or fulness, and not our modern meaning of completely without flaw. Overflowing with thankfulness (2:7) is both a wonderful and a exacting challenge.
“Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him, rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.”
There is much deep and solid wisdom in this passage, and in these verses.
Jesus is our root and pattern, our foundation and our cornerstone.
He is our wisdom, the word become flesh.
There can be no other gospel, and so we are protected when we turn to the Lord Jesus, forsaking all others.
If another word comes along that tempts us away from Jesus, be wary and turn back to Him! To God’s Word, that mirror which always speaks to us the truth of who we are, of who God is – The truth that points us to Jesus.
Let’s be encouraged and exhorted to walk in Jesus, the root of Jesse, the true vine, through whom we are grafted into eternal life.
Hallelujah, what a Saviour!
* Father God,
Please mark us each day as faithful stewards of Your gospel, seeking Your wisdom, abounding in thanksgiving.
Lord God, we love You, please help us to love as You have first loved us.
Help us Lord to walk this road in Jesus Christ, our King and Saviour.
Thank You Lord for all that You have done for us!