#3 is #1 With Me

We are indebted to the Apostle Paul for a large part of the New Testament.  One of my favorite chapters is the third chapter of Colossians.  As I read it again last night, several words came to mind:

  • Direction—Seek those things which are above, where Christ is
  • Affection—Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth
  • Rejection—Put to death your members which are on the earth: fornication, uncleanness, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry
  • Detection—Put off the old man with his deeds
  • Reflection—Put on the new man who is renewed in knowledge according to the image of Him who created him
  • Projection—Let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful
  • Perfection—Put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering; bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do. 14 But above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection . . . whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.

I hope these seven words will help you reflect on the wonderful principles in this chapter that’s full of wonder.

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