And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment, so that you may approve what is excellent, and so be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.
Here is a prayer that expresses the life of a citizen in the kingdom of God. It has several distinct elements.
- Love that abounds more and more
- an increase of knowledge and discernment
- an increasing approval and pursuit of excellence
- a focus on purity and blameless living
- filled with the fruit of righteousness – that is the fruit of the spirit
- a life lived to the praise and glory of God