Sep 21, 2011

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30 for 30 Day 28 | Colossians 3:1-10

30 for 30 Day 28 | Colossians 3:1-10

30 for 30 is a daily walk with Christ which covers thirty small sections of scripture over thirty days.  The premise of the study is to really slow down and reflect on small snippets of scripture.  Today will be focused on Colossians 3:1-10.

Rules for Holy Living

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

Questions:

What was the key verse from the passage, the one that jumped off the page speaking directly to you?

Wow these verses were packed with content but the combination of verses 5 and 8 was what jumped out at me. “5 Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry.”  and “8 But now you must rid yourselves of all such things as these:  anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your lips.”  

I used to have many of these earthly desires be part of my daily life.  To fit in with the guys, my mouth veered off Enlightened Ave and ended up in an alley in Pottytown.  I just couldn’t help it, I changed the way I talked depending on the crowd I was with.  Due to building a stronger relationship with God, this is no longer an issue.  He has help me realize how ugly I used to sound and I never want to sound like that again.  Money also used to rob God from my attention.  I was always focused on how I could make more of it.  It was like a game that played, never really caring about having a lot, but more about how much I was consistently making.  Since I gave my heart to Jesus, He has made me realize how silly it is to waste so much of my time on these things that just don’t matter.

Are there any actions to take in my own life to better serve God?

Not just being aware that these are real issue in my life, but praying and taking actions to correct these things before it is too late.

Is there an example for me to follow?

 I would say the example is not to be a person that has rage, malice, lust, greed, etc.

Have a different verse jump out at you, let me know which one and why—–Post a Comment!


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