We must never separate the privileges and duties of the gospel. The gospel changes the higher as well as the lower powers of the soul, and supports the rule of right reason and conscience, over appetite and passion. But he that doeth wrong shall receive for the wrong which he hath done: and there is no respect of persons. And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness. Love supersedes all other attitudes. Perhaps from agan; to love. While there are many falsehoods, Charles Haddon Spurgeon— Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 61: 1915 Before we come to speak of some particular cases of deadness, wherein believers are to make use of Christ as the Life, we shall first propose some useful consequences and deductions from what hath been spoken of this life; and, I.
God will punish the unjust, as well as reward the faithful servant; and the same if masters wrong their servants. But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof. Be kind and tender-hearted to one another, forgiving each other just as in Christ God forgave you. This covers the whole life. Paul as distinct substantive expressions, and indicate conditions ensuing on, rather than determining, election. Treasury of Scripture Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, long-suffering; Put.
Bryan Findlayson, Lectionary Bible Studies and Sermons, Pumpkin Cottage Ministry Resources. How happy would true religion make the world, if it every where prevailed, influenced every state of things, and every relation of life! Kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering. The other, merely an inclination toward speculation. Will He continue to defer their help? It applies to conduct, to places of resort, to secular calling. Commentary by Matthew Henry, 1710. Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as it is fit in the Lord.
Rather, it refers to gentleness, instead of a hard hearted response to others. Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. And parents must be tender, as well as children obedient. Instead, clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the desires of the flesh. The church is full of half dead people who have been trying, like poor Nero, to slay themselves for years, and have not had the courage to strike the fatal blow. Occasions of sin must be avoided: the lusts of the flesh, and the love of the world; and covetousness, which is idolatry; love of present good, and of outward enjoyments.
Now, this definite, absolute and final putting off of ourselves in an act of death, is something we cannot do ourselves. Colossians 3:12-21 Colossians 3:12-21 Colossians 3:12-17 Please consider your of The Text This Week. Children, obey your parents in all things: for this is well pleasing unto the Lord. Peter marks it as a womanly virtue. Third, believers are to live in humility, a trait valued by God throughout Scripture James 4:6. Here, he echoes this teaching, stating that love is the most important positive attribute to display. Look down from heaven, and behold from the habitation of thy holiness and of thy glory: where is thy zeal and thy strength, the sounding of thy bowels and of thy mercies toward me? We are given many spiritual gifts when we accept Christ as our Savior.
Christ lives in the believer by his Spirit, and the believer lives to him in all he does. Servants are to do their duty, and obey their masters' commands, in all things consistent with duty to God their heavenly Master. For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. Section on Colossians 3:13 begins on page 219. And yet, after all, this is the most Christ-like ministry of all, for the Master Himself does not even appear in the work of the church except as her hidden Life Rev. Kruschwitz, other resources at Christian Reflection, The Center for Christian Ethics at Baylor University, 2003.
Thanksgiving to God, helps to make us agreeable to all men. And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful. Roth, in Kerux: The Online Journal of Biblical Theology Reformed. And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him. But it is our duty to forgive one another, imitating the forgiveness through which we are saved.
And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him: And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness. As believers, we should recognize God's supremacy in our lives and how limited we are in comparison. Is Ephraim my dear son? We wear this clothing because we are special. While in this world, where there is so much corruption in our hearts, quarrels will sometimes arise. New American Standard Bible Copyright© 1960 - 1995 by The Lockman Foundation. Reflections of lectionary text, pop culture, current events, etc. Those that are born again are dead to sin, because its dominion is broken, its power gradually subdued by the operation of grace, and it shall at length be extinguished by the perfection of glory.
The Colossians exhorted to be heavenly-minded; 1-4 to mortify all corrupt affections; 5-11 to live in mutual love, forbearance, and forgiveness; 12-17 and to practise the duties of wives and husbands, children, parents, and servants. This love dictated their election and set at work the means by which it should be secured ; ; ; ;. But the enumeration here is more exact in order of idea. It is as we Andrew Murray— The Master's Indwelling O wretched Man! Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering; Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye. Instead, just as an orchestra or band must play together to make a pleasant sound, love is the song that believers must all play in order to work together in harmony. Whatever we are employed about, let us do every thing in the name of the Lord Jesus, and in believing dependence on him.