The First Imperative

Colossians 2:6-7 — “As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him.” This is the first command that Paul gives to the Colossians and all of the previous material in the letter has been building up to it. This is also the first command that every Christian needs to pay attention to. Christ has provided for our justification and He has provided for our sanctification. There is no growth in grace and holiness apart from Him. So what then does it mean to “walk in him?”