For I want you to know how great a struggle I have for you and for those at Laodicea and for all who have not seen me face to face, that their hearts may be encouraged, being knit together in love, to reach all the riches of full assurance of understanding and the knowledge of God’s mystery, which is Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. Colossians 2:1-3
In the verses above, “being knit together” means:
to unite together into one whole, compacted together
knit together: in affection
There are other means of “knit together” in the Bible, but for these verses, the meaning is as above. The church at Laodicea needed to bond as one in love to gain the heights that were hoped for this church. As we seek the LORD, we, too, must bond together as the body of Christ to share the love of Christ with the world. They cannot see this love but through the Word of God and through the children of God. We are the image of Christ on this earth and must stand together as one before those watching us. And they are watching us for we are a different, a peculiar people.
Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works. Titus 2:13-14
But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light: Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy. 1 Peter 2:9-10
Oh, that we will seek Christ for He is All we ever need in this world. Christ is the Son of God, the King of kings, the Lord of lords. He hung upon the Cross for each one of us, taking our sins to that Cross, that we would be set free from all that weighs us down. Jesus is our salvation for He rained down God’s saving grace upon us. May He reign in our hearts from now to eternity. Oh, God, I pray this be so in each and every one of Your creations before the end of this world as we know it. May we, as Your people, Your peculiar people, Your special people, stand in and amongst the world around us and be the witness that You have called us to be. May we be united as one knit together for Your purposes in love. May those watching see Christ in each one of us. We will rejoice and sit with Jesus at the throne of grace in Heaven forevermore. I pray in the Saving Name of Jesus. Amen.
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