Colossians 2:6 And now, just as you accepted Christ Jesus as your Lord, you must continue to follow Him.

Once we accept Christ as Lord, it doesn’t stop there. We must continue to follow Him. Before each of us come up with how we must follow Him, let’s allow the scriptures to tell us what it means to follow Him. Look at verse 7.

7 Let your roots grow down into Him, and let your lives be built on Him. Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness.

Letting our roots grow down into Him is getting a deeper understanding of who Christ is and what He’s done. Christ is our wisdom, our sanctification, our righteousness, and more. Having an understanding of Christ allows our roots to grow down into Him.

Secondly, our lives must be built on Christ. It’s no longer what we can accomplish through our works or self-effort. Our lives are built on what Christ accomplished for us. We can try to be righteous by keeping the law or we can believe we’re made righteous through Christ (Rom. 3:22). We can attempt to gain wealth through toil or believe we’re made rich through Christ (2 Cor. 8:9).

Salvation is just the beginning. For the rest of our lives, we must grow in our understanding of who Christ is and continously build our lives on Him.