Saturday, August 12, 2023

Epistle to the Colossians - Chapter 3

In Colossians chapter 3, the apostle Paul exhorts the Colossian believers to set their minds on things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God (Colossians 3:1-2, NLT). He urges them to put to death their earthly nature, with all its sinful desires, and to clothe themselves with the new self, which reflects Christ's character (Colossians 3:5-10, NLT). Paul emphasizes the importance of love, unity, and forgiveness among believers, as well as gratitude toward God (Colossians 3:12-17, NLT). He provides practical instructions for family and work relationships, encouraging mutual respect and fairness (Colossians 3:18-4:1, NLT). Paul urges the Colossians to devote themselves to prayer and to share the message of Christ boldly (Colossians 4:2-6, NLT). As he concludes the letter, Paul sends greetings from his fellow workers and encourages the Colossian believers to continue striving for Christ (Colossians 4:7-18, NLT). In this chapter, Paul emphasizes the importance of living a Christ-centered life, putting off the old self, and putting on the new self. As we study Colossians chapter 3, may we be transformed by the renewing of our minds, growing in Christlikeness, and demonstrating His love and grace in our relationships and daily living.

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