Late again this week, but two excuses: I've been out of town for five days and also brought back a bug -- or allergies or something with me.
Paul's prayer for the Colossians, among many to be found in that letter, is that we "may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God".
We can't walk worthily or be "fruitful in every good work" unless we have the "knowledge of God". This knowledge of Him is why I attend Bible Studies and read the Bible regularly. Nowhere else can I find the true knowledge of Him. If I look elsewhere, I end up with someone else's opinion of Him. Have you ever wondered at the thousands of ideas as to who or what God is? How can we find the truth in that maze of opinions? But Jesus says, "I am the truth". Thank goodness we have something and Someone who really knows truth in this sadly mixed up world.