A Short Study of Colossians 2:5
“…For though I be absent in the flesh, yet am I with you in the spirit, joying and beholding your order, and the steadfastness of your faith in Christ.”
The steadfastness of your faith in Christ.
Oh, for faith like that!
This is a faith that clings to God no matter what. It is a faith that continues on even thru various obstacles and challenges.
Steadfast faith is not developed, strengthened and proved without adversity. Rather, adversity builds up the muscles of a steadfast faith. Trials put faith to work. Great examples of a steadfast faith are those like Joseph, Abraham, Daniel, Anna the prophetess, and the Apostle Paul.
Seek to develop a faith that doesn’t quit and a faith that perseveres. This is not faith in faith. But the object of faith is a steadfast God. Look today to the Author of your faith and ask for a faith that is more steadfast.
By Timothy Guess