Archive for the ‘Colossians’ Category

Stay salty my friends

Paul told us to let our conversations be seasoned with salt. Col 4:6 “Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.” What does salt do? It adds flavor. So we should add flavor to the conversation. And one of the best ways is [...]

Read the other letter too!

Colossians 4:16After this letter has been read to you, see that it is also read in the church of the Laodiceans and that you in turn read the letter from Laodicea.  I find this a little humorous. Paul is telling them to read the other letter too, which makes this one of the first reminders [...]

Make the Most of Every Opportunity

Colossians 4:2Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.3And pray for us, too, that God may open a door for our message, so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ, for which I am in chains. 4Pray that I may proclaim it clearly, as I should. 5Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make [...]

Reaping from you work

Yesterday we read that you are to do your job (whatever it is) to the glory of the Lord, because you know he is giving you an inheritance as a reward. On the other hand, if you choose to do wrong… Colossians 3:25 For he who deals wrongfully will [reap the fruit of his folly and] [...]

Your Tasks

Colossians 3:23Whatever may be your task, work at it heartily (from the soul), as [something done] for the Lord and not for men, 24 Knowing [with all certainty] that it is from the Lord [and not from men] that you will receive the inheritance which is your [real] reward. [The One Whom] you are actually serving [is] [...]

Family Rules

Colossians 3:18Wives, submit yourselves to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord. 19Husbands, love your wives and do not be harsh with them. 20Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord. 21Fathers, do not embitter your children, or they will become discouraged. As a father I must be loving. I cannot [...]

in the name of Jesus…

Colossians 3:17And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. Whether you are encouraging someone with a word, or whether you are giving them some gas money, do it in the name of JESUS.

Christ is All

So chapter 3 is about the renewed body after salvation. Paul continues: Colossians 3:9Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices 10and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator.  We put aside old ways renewing ourselves [...]

Put to Death

Colossians 3:5Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry.6Because of these, the wrath of God is coming.7You used to walk in these ways, in the life you once lived. 8But now you must also rid yourselves of all such things as these: anger, [...]

Getting Deeper Revelation

Colossians 2:23Such regulations indeed have an appearance of wisdom, with their self-imposed worship, their false humility and their harsh treatment of the body, but they lack any value in restraining sensual indulgence. Sounds like the argument people use against owning nice vehicles or houses. Self imposed false humility based on mans wisdom will not get [...]