Colossians 4



Colossians 4 provides practical instructions for continued prayer, wise conduct toward outsiders, and greetings from Paul and his companions. The chapter emphasizes the importance of maintaining a connection with other believers, sharing resources, and spreading the message of Christ. Paul closes the letter with personal remarks and a benediction, highlighting the significance of God's grace.


  1. Continued Prayer and Wisdom (Colossians 4:2-6): Paul encourages the Colossians to continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful and thankful. He requests their prayers for the success of his ministry, especially for the message of Christ to be proclaimed clearly. Paul also urges them to walk in wisdom toward outsiders, making the most of every opportunity, and letting their speech be gracious and seasoned with salt.
  2. Personal Greetings (Colossians 4:7-18): Paul sends greetings from various individuals who are with him, including Tychicus and Onesimus, who will provide updates on Paul's circumstances. He also mentions Aristarchus, Mark, and Justus, fellow workers in the kingdom of God. Paul instructs the Colossians to welcome Mark if he comes to them and mentions the ministry of Epaphras.
  3. Final Instructions and Benediction (Colossians 4:10-18): Paul sends greetings on behalf of several others, including Luke and Demas. He instructs the Colossians to share this letter with the Laodiceans and vice versa. He emphasizes the importance of reading and understanding the contents of the letters. Paul closes with personal remarks and a final benediction, expressing the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ.