This and the other traits in this verse closely reflect the list describing the fruit of the Spirit in Galatians 5:22—23. Instead, clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the desires of the flesh. Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering. When I arrived at the church and began seeing the familiar faces arriving, the vast beauty of this place, sensing that the spirit of God was here, I realized it was not worth worrying about. But if anyone has the world's goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God's love abide in him? Both epithets belong to them as conformed to the image of Christ Rev.
Treat the past as though you were dead to it, andbe now what God has made you to be. First, it means that we are not to bring up to the person whom we have forgiven the thing we forgave. Three easy steps to start your free trial subscription to Bible Gateway Plus. Chosen by God Ephesians 1:4 2 Timothy 1:9 b. And, it also time to clear out our lives.
We find this exhortation everywhere in Scripture. That young man has become famous as the great St Augustine. There is much confusion among believers at this point. In both the Old and New Testaments, one can read of the use of music in worship. Not merely traits, but actions define Christian living.
Notice, too, how the whole body is to be involved in this. Meekness is the exact opposite of rudeness and abrasiveness. Many centuries ago, a certain young man from a rural setting went to live in a large city and fell in with the wrong crowd He lived a wild and dissolute life, becoming involved in many hurtful things which almost destroyed him But he heard a preacher one day and though he did not particularly appreciate his preaching, he was struck by the man He went to hear him again, and soon that preacher was able to lead him to Christ. Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering; Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye. During the last 1600-1700 years, there has been much controversy as to the nature of acceptable music in Christian worship.
Finally, in verse 17, the author tells the Colossians to do whatever they do -- be it in word or in deed -- in the name of the Lord, all the while giving thanks to God through him. It is Christian truth that inspires the greatest music. Our Identity in Christ 12a a. New American Standard Bible Copyright© 1960 - 1995 by The Lockman Foundation. That is to characterize the church in its functioning. While in this world, where there is so much corruption in our hearts, quarrels will sometimes arise.
That is to be put away. Fifth, Paul expects patience from believers. But their choice by God and devotion to God, who is all love to them ; , must in turn beget a loving heart in them. Paul as distinct substantive expressions, and indicate conditions ensuing on, rather than determining, election. That is to be put away.
Whatever it is that you do in word or in deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, thanking God the Father through him. They do not know how or what to sing. The gospel requires people to admit they are sinners in need of a Savior. The second thing forgiveness means is that we do not tell anybody else about the matter that is forgiven. Their whole Christian standing springs from and witnesses to God's eternal election of them - an election which, however, presumes faith on their part from beginning to end ; ;. But, when we are so used to traditional and popular ways of doing things it is hard to change. Do not repay evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary, bless, for to this you were called, that you may obtain a blessing.
The second thing is to be thankful. . But the enumeration here is more exact in order of idea. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. Music belongs to the believer. Many have the word, but it dwells in them poorly; it has no power over them.
The previous section of the letter verses 5-11 with its concern with vices is now left behind. They go back over the past, ready to trot it out and rehash it once more. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. Everything in life, every activity can become an act of worship. Everything comes to us as a gift of God's love.
Humility is also important so that we don't act arrogantly or unfairly towards other people. The best alternative lifestyle we can live is to leave that baggage behind and begin with a suitcase filled with love and forgiveness. Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind. But the church is chosen for a different purpose. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. At times, however, it is nearly impossible to determine which kind of issue one is dealing with. Through this entire section the apostle has written in terms of putting off and putting on clothes.