And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may 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.
Paul prays for his friends. Look carefully at his prayer, for it contains something for us to reflect upon: Paul’s prayer is not just for them to prosper in their faith and do well, it is for them to grow in their love, knowledge and depth of insight, so that they may be found pure and blameless on the day of the Lord so that they might give glory to God! Yes, that’s right, Paul’s prayer is one of purpose− God’s purpose.
While the rest of us might be demanding answers from God, Paul is praying for God’s purpose, for God’s glory. Yes, let us reflect upon this!