A Word for YOU – Colossians 3

**Are you living your Christian talk?

Colossians 3 (New International Version, ©2011)

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 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 also 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 Gentile or Jew, circumcised or uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave or free, but Christ is all, and is in all.

12 Therefore, 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 one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. 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 message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts. 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.

Source: http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=colossians%203&version=NIV

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5 thoughts on “A Word for YOU – Colossians 3

  1. Lakesha,
    This is wonderful, it’s beautiful, it’s one of my very favorite scriptures and I intend to meditate on it, pray on it, and apply it as much as I possibly can.

    HOWEVER…

    I wish I could see culture-wide demonstrations of this type of scripture by the very people who created them and marketed them to us…

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  2. Toni says:

    hello ms. womack thanx for the most exciting word i read today it brought the present of the lord! to me thank you sister i heard clearly, his voice i want to get to know you better and that god would send to you a message of my career im a member of ”project single mom’sand starting my own org. for men and youths. god is srnding me back to memphis,tn i would love for you to speak @ a seminar!im also a hair stylist/up coming editor, and i would love for you to guide me also if you will pray for me the devil is tryin to disfunction my skin w/vitiligo which im now treating i have faith strong faith god always allow things in my life to get my attention so i can help other’s my #is 870*316*2208 toni my name again thanx and god bless you sweetheart! mZtoniTYGRR.~thee styleast~`~;-D.

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  3. “2 Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things”

    Now doesn’t that just sum everything up? It makes me mindful of my life walk. It’s great to have a form of godly devotion, but it’s quite another to walk the talk. I was stung when I read this verse because I am reminded of times when I may have come off self-righteous or didn’t live the talk. We all are imperfect and fall short so we need to be mindful to root out any thoughts, intentions, motivations and anything inside of us that it never manifests itself into wicked deeds, lest we be branded a hypocrite. To combat these shady attitudes we need to be aggressively cultivating these: Galations 5:22,23 http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=galations%205:22-23&version=NIV

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