Colossians part 7
This passage starts out discussing the ‘heavenly’ things we should be focusing on. What a great contrast to last week’s ‘earthly’ junk! These heavenly/Christ-like garments are what we are supposed to ‘put on’. He speaks of the unity of the body and how love binds everything together in perfect harmony. He talks of the Word of God and its influence. He speaks of the power of singing different types of songs. The passage is finished with the reminder that everything should be done ‘in the name of the Lord Jesus’. This is a warning that even good stuff can be twisted for our own selfish needs if we are not careful.
Your thoughts on the passage?
Colossians 3:12 Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience,13 bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive.14 And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.15 And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful.16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.17 And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.