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March 8th, 2018 - Col 3:3-4

                     Daily Devotional <> March 8,2018 <> Thursday

                            New life for believers <> Colossians 3:3-4

                            Point of Contact <> Bro. Ben Van Winkle

 

   When Paul says that the believer has died, he is referring to position, & not practice. Because of our identification with Christ in His death, God wants us to consider ourselves as having died with Him. In our own hearts we are always ready to dispute this fact, because we feel so alive to sin & temptation. But the best thing is, as our faith grows & we accept the fact that we have died with Christ, it becomes a moral reality in our lives. If we live as one who has died, then our lives will become increasingly conformed to the life of our Lord Jesus. Now understand that we will never reach perfection in this life, but this is a process that should be going on in every believer.

    Not only have we died, but our life is hidden with Christ in God. The things that concern & interest the worldly man are found on this earth where we live. But on the other hand, the things that should concern the believer is bound up in Christ Jesus our Lord. His destiny & ours are inseparable. Paul's thought is that since our life is hidden with Christ in God, we should not be occupying ourselves with the petty things of the world, & especially the religious world around us.

   But there is another side connected with the expression your life is hidden with Christ in God. The world does not see our spiritual life, men do not understand us. Just as it is said of the Holy Spirit that the world “neither sees Him, nor knows Him,” First John 3:1 tells us: Therefore, the world does not know us, because it did not know Him. The real separation from the world lies in the fact that the world does not understand, but rather misunderstands the believer

   To bring to a conclusion his description of the believer's portion in Christ, the Apostle now looks on to Christ's coming again. When Christ who is our life appears, then you who will appear with Him in glory. While here on earth we are raised with Him to enjoy a life that is not seen or understood by men. But there is a day coming when the Lord Jesus will return for His saints. Then we will appear with Him in glory. Men will understand then & realize why we behaved as we did.