IN THE WORD: Letters to all Christians

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By C.L. Glasscock

Colossians 3:1-11 – If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.

For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory. Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry:

For which things’ sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience: In the which ye also walked some time, when ye lived in them.

But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth. Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds;

And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him: Where there is neither Greek not Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free: but Christ is all, and in all.

As we read the book of Colossians, we see Paul was writing to the saints and faithful brethren in Christ at Colosse. I have seen a lot of people who think Paul was writing to the sinners of the world. If you believe this, look at who he addressed his writing to – the Corinthians. He wrote to the church at Corinth. In Galatians, he wrote to the church of Galatia. In Ephesians, he wrote to the saints of Ephesus. In Philippians, he wrote to the saints at Philippi. In Thessalonians, he wrote to the churches of the Thessalonians. In all of Paul’s writing, he continued to tell us Christians how to live our Christian lives and how to be a witness for the Lord Jesus Christ.

One person told me he started reading the Bible and he got to the place where it said little known, little required. Then he quit. Are we afraid to read the Bible? Are we afraid it will require us to do something we don’t want to do. Always remember that Jesus is coming back to judge his church. We need to ask ourselves a question: have we done the things Jesus required us to do?

Colossians 3:1-11 – What Christ should mean in our life, Christ is all and in all.

If the devil had us fooled by telling us everything will be alright, just go to church on Sunday, there is no reason to warn the children of disobedience to God, they would not listen anyway.

Ezekiel 3:18-19 – When I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt surely die; and thou givest him not warning, nor speakest to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life; the same wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand. Yet if thou warn the wicked, and he turn not from his wickedness, nor from his wicked way, he shall die in his iniquity; but thou hast delivered thy soul.

In reading this, we see how we should live our life each day.