Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.
Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry. Because of these, the wrath of God is coming. You used to walk in these ways, in the life you once lived. But now you must also rid yourselves of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your lips. Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator. Here there is no Gentile or Jew, circumcised or uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave or free, but Christ is all, and is in all.
Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.
2 thoughts on “Mixtape: Colossians 3:1-14”
42 years ago I sold everything I had and forsook my drugs, my friends, even my family. My old life, to follow Jesus. eventually I got my family back, as they saw God’s love manifested in me. I have a brother who received a$250,000 inheritance, which he spent on drugs and things, I have 9 kids and didn’t receive anything because I had lost my mind following Jesus. When my brother wound up in rehab with nothing left of his 1/4 million $ he came to stay with us for awhile and gave his life to Jesus. He said I don’t know how you all can be so nice to me when I turned my back on you. For all of us it wasn’t even a hard thing to do because our life is hid with Christ in God. I’m not trying to say that I’m a saint, believe me I’m not, but I do love Jesus and for me that’s enough. As I often tell people the world doesn’t need more religion or churches, what the world needs is Jesus. Thanks Seth Those verses really touched my heart Love you guys
Seth is a brilliant spiritual technician and gets right to the heart of the matter as always!
The story retold though by one of his favorite teachers of the students a few years back being forgiven enormous amounts of debt before embarking to serve the Lord in impoverished areas, stirred up a bit of belated resentment and concern in my heart. $130,000 in debt forgiven upon graduation is an immensely beautiful thing for certain – Praise God! But if it was a “Christian” college, as the story would seem to imply – There’s something seriously wrong with this picture!