Paul has just prayed for the Colossians – prayed that they would be filled with a knowledge of God’s will, that they would walk worthy of the Lord – bearing fruit in every good work, increasing in the knowledge of God, being strengthened by His glorious might, and giving thanks to the Father for His work of redemption. In our text today Paul reminds them why He prays this way – why is it that He takes these requests to God in Christ? The answer? Because Christ is Lord of all and a true and reliable Savior – not a mere pretender.