Saturday, November 19, 2005

Rules for Holy Living



Colossians 3:1-17


1. Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God.

2. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.

3. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God.

4. When Christ, who is your [a] life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.

5. Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry.

6. Because of these, the wrath of God is coming. [b]

7. You used to walk in these ways, in the life you once lived.

8. But now you must rid yourselves of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your lips.

9. Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices

10. and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator.

11. Here there is no Greek or Jew, circumcised or uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave or free, but Christ is all, and is in all.

12Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.

13. Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.

14. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.

15. Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.

16. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God.

17. And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.


Footnotes:

[a] Colossians 3:4 Some manuscripts our
[b] Colossians 3:6 Some early manuscripts coming on those who are disobedient


God Bless You & Yours-
Countess

5 Comments:

At 11:37 AM, Blogger Dirty Butter said...

I've been meaning to stop and post a comment for some time. So here goes. Thank you so much for a Christian blog that lets the Word speak for itself. So many of the "religious" blogs have a personal agenda that turns me off.

Thanks!!

BA~~82

 
At 1:18 PM, Anonymous Nab said...

This is a wonderful passage to read and follow everyday. Thanks for continuing to post all these passages from the Bible. Bless You!

 
At 2:27 PM, Blogger Dirty Butter said...

Thanks for visiting our blog, countess. I've added this blog to our links and would appreciate it if you added our Plush Memories and our Yesterday's Memories blogs to your links.

I plan to stop and read your blog every day. I need all the help I can get!

 
At 5:00 PM, Blogger texasbunch said...

So many of us give but lip service to Gods word,but when it comes down to living our lives as Christ would have us to do, we find too many excuses as to why we can not!
He said that we were to be Holy even as He is holy, and to make our bodies a living sacrefice to him! We are to make ourselves Holy and acceptable to him! That means that all the excess baggage that we carry arround with us such as Lust of the flesh,contrite hearts(holding grudges, or contempt toward our fellow man, not willing to forgive others or ourselves of wrong doing)Putting self or our jobs , friends, family, things at the top of our list of concerns , when we should put God and the things of God First, others second, and a far distant last; ourselves!!
Too many times we place ourselves first, and give God second place. God is to be FIRST and formost in our lives!!
Therefor we must choose TODAY whome we shall serve, will it Be God, or our own selfish wants,desires,and lust of the heart??

 
At 2:01 AM, Blogger Countess Demetria said...

Dirty Butter,

Thank you for your encoraging comment. I am so glad you like what I have been posting here. :)
I just want to share God's word with others, and this is the best way I know how to do it and share it with a lot of people!

Nab,

I appreciate you reading my blog daily. It gives me encoragement to keep on posting. I will keep posting the passages from the Bible. I love it when you leave a comment! Thank You! ((HUGS))

Thomas,
What you say is so true. I said something similar in Luciano's blog recentlly. You have a lot of knowledge of the Bible. I am so glad you share it here with me and the readers of HI. :) ((HUGS))

God Bless You All!
Countess

 

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