But he that doeth wrong shall receive for the wrong which he hath done; and there is no respect of persons. But the Christian servant remembers God’s eye, and is diligent always. Check out the following passages (Galatians 6:1; James 1:21; 1 Peter 3:15; 2 Timothy 2:25). So B. Humbleness of mind, — Do not try to be a big man. Colossians 3:12 So, as those who have been chosen of God, holy and beloved (RPPMPN) put on (2PAPM) a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience; (NASB: Lockman) Greek: Endusasthe ( 2PAPM) oun os eklektoi tou theou, ha gioi kai egapemenoi, splagchna (bowels) oiktirmou (of mercy) ch restoteta, tapeinophrosunen, prauteta, makrothumian Colossians 3:3-15. Sin, if allowed to grow in the heart, will soon take gigantic strides, and come out in the life. May we have much of that thanksgiving. Humbleness of mind - true 'lowliness of mind:' thinking lowly, and therefore truly of ourselves; not the mock "humility" of the false teachers (note, Ephesians 4:2; Ephesians 4:32; Colossians 2:23). It is much more than just a smile or cheery disposition. "A HEART OF COMPASSION"-"tenderness of heart" (Con); "be merciful in action" (Phi). beloved." If the New man is patterned after God, then let"s see some serious changing. Wait for him. (p. 158), 2. ‘Holy’ suggests the idea of consecration, rather than of sanctification, while ‘beloved’ (a participle, not an adjective) means beloved of God. Colossians 3:20-21. God grant that such a state of things may speedily come to an end wherever it has existed! ᾿ενδύσασθε οὖν, ὡς ἐκλεκτοὶ τοῦ θεοῦ, ἅγιοι καὶ ἠγαπημένοι—“Put on, therefore, as the chosen of God, holy and beloved.” While οὖν refers back to one argument, ὡς carries the mind forward to another. Christ was hidden while he was here. See on Ephesians 4:2; comp. Withal praying also for us, that God would open unto us a door of utterance, to speak the mystery of Christ, for which I am also in bonds: that I may make it manifest, as I ought to speak. Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye. Meekness also doesn"t complain against God. As the elect—Chosen on gospel terms, as God’s spiritual Israel, to possess and exhibit these graces. It is seemly according to nature; and it is still more “fit in the Lord.”. "they must don the graces which are characteristic of him." The last three terms are found in the same order in Ephesians 4:2. ταπεινοφροσύνη is lowliness of mind, opposed to haughtiness and conceit. Jump to: Adam Clarke Commentary; Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible ; Coffman Commentaries on the Bible; John … Psalms 28:1-6. So, as those who have been chosen of God, holy and beloved, put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience; New American Standard Version. Colossians 3:13. Barclay makes a good point when he says, "it is based on the awareness of the creaturelines of humanity. Be thankful. And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him. ΄ακροθυμία is literally “long-mindedness,” and is opposed to what we often call shortness of temper. This ornament of a meek and quiet, spirit is in the sight of God of great price, ( 1 Peter 3:4 ) . This church was actually founded by Papayas, an earlier convert who came from Ephesus. The two epithets here seem intended to prepare for the two-fold exhortation following. I pity the poor woman who has such bitterness where she ought to have sweetness: yet there be some such husbands. They do not remain united by magic. Children, obey your parents in all things: for this is well pleasing unto the Lord. Among these are compassion, humility, patience, and forgiveness. (Colossians 3:12.) Both epithets belong to them as conformed to the image of Christ (Rev. (c) That we admit that we aren"t more "special" than other people (Acts 10:34. Masters, give unto your servants that which is just and equal; knowing that ye also have a Master in heaven. “Let the word of Christ dwell in you.”. "LONGSUFFERING"-3115. makrothumia {mak-roth-oo-mee"-ah}; from the same as 3116; longanimity, i.e. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. (b) That we admit and honestly see our own short-comings (Romans 12:3). And of the like nature is. Put on therefore As the apostle had argued for the putting off of the members of the body, from their having put off the old man himself; so he now argues from their having put on the new man, to their putting on of his members; that is, to the exercise of the various graces of the Spirit, and the discharge of the several duties of religion; which though they would not be a robe of righteousness, or garments of salvation to them, yet would be very becoming conversation garments, such as would be adorning to themselves, to the doctrine of Christ, and their profession of it, without which they would be naked in their walk, and exposed to shame, (hvwdq xwrb avblthl) , "to be clothed with the Holy Spirit", is a phrase used by the Cabalistic doctors F4; and is indeed a Scripture phrase, "the Spirit of the Lord came upon", (hvbl) , clothed Zechariah, ( 2 Chronicles 24:20 ) and so Esther is said, by the Jewish writers {e}, to be "clothed with the Holy Ghost" Here the metaphor is taken from the putting off of clothes; and what is here directed to, is like Joseph's coat, a coat of many colours. For when the Biblical writers mention "elect" or "election" they also in the context say something about human accountability. "HOLY AND BELOVED"-"his own, his beloved" (NEB); "consecrated and dear to him" (TCNT). Oh! Colossians 4:1-2. 1. These things you are to have nothing to do with. Bibliography InformationSpurgeon, Charle Haddon. Galatians 5:22. Seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. how often we need to be called to this, for the flesh is groveling, and it holds down the spirit; and very often we are seeking the things below as if we had not yet attained to the new life, and did not know anything about the resurrection power of Christ within the soul. California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. The evil has long been festering and fomenting within his heart, or it would not have manifested itself thus. Colossians 3:6-7. Mortify them. Colossians 3:3. It is a sentiment... 2. The meek man has his mind off of self. (d) And humility applied means that many times in life, the needs of others will take precedence over our own (Philippians 2:3-4). Why, you would not dare to cross the threshold with such blasphemy in your soul! Colossians 3:12–17 follows Paul's advice on sins to avoid by listing positive traits Christians should strive to emulate. Fathers, provoke not your children to anger, lest they be discouraged. But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth. Let it have full scope. $3.99 a month for 40+ study tools. Colossians 3:16-18. Paul puts love "above all," showing that love is the epitome of virtues. It does not lay down commands for one class, and then leave the other to exercise whatever tyrannical oppression it may please. Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry: for which things’ sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience: in the which ye also walked some time, when ye lived in them. Surely, almost anything ought to be borne before there should be public strife among members of the one body. All talking that is of a dubious character must go. This gives further testimony to the fact that Paul’s epistles (letters) were meant to be circulated and read to all churches (4:16). Barclay notes, "This is the spirit which never loses its patience with its fellow-men. They were once a part of you. But πρᾳότης is here ranked among graces which have specially human relations, such as mercy and long-suffering. This also is wrong. Put them on. Meekness is strength under control, all the desires and passions properly harnessed and channeled. He mentions, first, bowels of mercy, by which expression he means an earnest affection, with yearnings, as it were, of the bowels: Secondly, he makes mention of kindness, (for in this manner I have chosen to render χρηστότητα,) by which we make ourselves amiable.