I am not one who likes the word “rules”, but that was the title of this Study some years back, The Study was on COLOSSIANS and the title was “Rules for Holy Living”. So we will leave it that way.
The vindictive and imperative of me. Vss. 1-10 give the standing and state of me. (Now before we go on, I will use “me” and “I” but as you study this, put yourself right in the picture. Verses are indicated in red).
Dead 3, raised 1, in heaven 3, taken off old self 4, put on new self 10.
Because of the above, I am to set my heart (mind) 1-2 on things above – –
put to death things that belong to my earthly nature 5.
Rid myself of all practices that characterize my unregenerate self 8.
Am called upon to become in daily experience what I am positionally in Christ, OR become in experience what I am already by God’s grace.
Jesus is the complete picture of God. God has completely revealed Himself in Jesus Christ. When we see Jesus, we see God eternal in the flesh. Vs. 16: TREMENDOUS!!!
He created ALL things.
Nothing has been invented. Only discoverable. Its been there all along.
1:10. Please Him in every phase of my life.
There you have it in a nut shell. We have so much available to us simply by asking the Father. Talk to Him. Pray to Him. Let Him know your hurts ~~ your dreams ~~ your desires ~~ your hopes ~~ your doubts. Let Him change you as no other can. He is right there with you — waiting in the wings for your turn toward Him with nothing except ~~~~~~ Lord, change me. Change me as only You can do.
Have a wonderful weekend.
In His Hands and On His Road. Marge H.