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March 10th, 2018 - Col 3:7-10

                     Daily Devotional <> March 10,2018 <> Saturday

                            New life for believers <> Colossians 3:7-10

                            Point of Contact <> Bro. Ben Van Winkle

 

       Paul again reminds the Colossians, that in the passed they had indulged in these sins before their conversion. But the grace of God had come in & delivered them from their impurity. That was a chapter in their lives that was now covered by the blood of Christ. They now had a new life, which gave them the power to live for God. (Galatians 5:25} “If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.

   Since they had been redeemed at such a tremendous cost, they should put off these old things like a dirty garment. Not only does Paul refer to various forms of unholy lust listed in (V:5), but also to the types of wicked hatred which he is about to name one by one.

   Anger is, of course, a strong spirit of dislike or animosity, a vengeful spirit, a settled feeling of hatred. Wrath describes an intense form of anger, probably involving violent out bursts. Malice is wicked conduct toward another, with the idea of harming this person or his reputation. It is an unreasonable dislike that take pleasure in seeing others suffer. Blasphemy here means reviling, that is, strong intemperate language used against another person. Filthy language means shameful speaking, & describes that which is indecent or corrupt. It is disgraceful, impure language. The Apostle goes from motives to action. Bitterness starts in the human heart, then manifests itself in different ways.

   In (V:9) the Apostle is saying, “let your state be consistent with your standing.” You have put off the old man; now put him off by staying away from lies. Lying belongs to the old man, & has no place in the child of God.

   Not only have we put off the old man, but we have put on the new man, who is renewed in knowledge according to the image of Him who created him. Just as the old man refers to all that we were as sons of Adam, with an unregenerate nature, the new man refers to our position as children of God.

   The image of God is not seen in the shape of our bodies, but in the beauty of the renewed mind & heart. Holiness, love, humility, meekness, kindness & forgiveness <> these all make up divine character.