so that you will walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, to please Him in all respects, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God;…….yet He has now reconciled you in His body of flesh through death, in order to present you before Him holy and blameless and beyond reproach—……..We proclaim Him, admonishing every person and teaching every person with all wisdom, so that we may present every person complete in Christ.” Colossians 1:10, 22, 28 NASB2020 https://bible.com/bible/2692/col.1.10-28.NASB2020
This is my work, my purpose, my life. Beginning with me God wants me to honor Him before men in my thinking, speaking and behaving. And not just being a godly person, but bringing other persons to Him who will likewise become godly, bearing eternal fruit. For Jesus is at work in those who love Him to present before the Father all of His brothers holy and blameless, beyond reproach. This is why we must live uncompromising lives to the ways of God because God our Savior seeks to present us before His Father uncompromised by sin. Beginning with our thinking and quickly moving to our actions we must be like God in all of our ways, Jesus being our perfect example. This is why we proclaim Him, the work of our lives, the purpose for our remaining on this earth today, so that every person can be reconciled to God in Christ and perfected by Christ to be presented to God the Father holy and blameless. This ministry of growing in Christ in order to become like Christ includes admonishing men to live and think like Christ so that we change in order to be perfect in all of God’s ways as Christ. This is the work of the know God coach to live as Jesus did and to help all men do the same for this is the will of God for all of us in Christ Jesus the Lord.