Verse of the Day 6-1-22

Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry. Because of these, the wrath of God is coming. You used to walk in these ways, in the life you once lived. But now you must also rid yourselves of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your lips. Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator. Here there is no Gentile or Jew, circumcised or uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave or free, but Christ is all, and is in all.
Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity. Colossians 3:5-14

Sins of Sexual Attitude and BehaviorSins of SpeechSigns of Love
Sexual ImmoralityAnger/RageMercy
ImpurityMalicious BehaviorKindness
LustSlanderHumility
Evil DesireDirty LanguageGentleness
GreedLyingPatience
Forgiveness
Sins vs. Signs of Love

In Colossians 3:5 Paul tells us to put to death the things found in column 1 of the table you see above. In 3:8, 9 he tells us to rid ourselves of the things found in column 2 of the table you see above. In 3:12, 13 we are told to clothe ourselves with the things found in column 3 of the table you see above. Column 1 of the table you see above deals with sins of sexual attitudes and behavior-they are particularly destructive because of what they do to destroy any group or church. Column 2 in the table you see above deals with sins of speech-these are the relationship breakers or relationship killers. However, column 3 of the table that you see above contains the relationship builders, which we are to express as members of Christ’s body. So what we are to do as followers of Christ, is we are to slowly rid ourselves of things listed in columns 1 and 2 of the table you see above and gradually replace them with the things found in column 3 of the table you see above. Because if you notice the the things listed in column 3 of the table you see above closely mirror the Fruit of the Spirit that Paul lists for us in Galatians 5:22-23, which are the ultimate signs of whether or not you are living Christ directed and Spirit filled life, or whether you are living a sin filled and sin directed life.

Today’s Bible Readings:

2 Samuel 18:1-19:10, John 20:1-31, Psalm 119:153-176 and Proverbs 16:14-15

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