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Colossians 3:12. We are already seated there in Him as our Head; and hereafter shall be seated by Him, as the Bestower of our bliss. 12. the elect of God--There is no "the" in the Greek, "God's elect" (compare Romans 8:3 , 1 Thessalonians 1:4 ). Be not bitter against them - Wherever bitterness is, there love is wanting. Do all in the name of the Lord Jesus - Begin with him, and end with him; invoke his name, and pray for his direction and support, in all that ye do; and thus every work will be crowned with all requisite success. He attended Wesley College, Sheffield (1851-56), and took up mining engineering, but afterward studied theology at the Wesleyan College, Richmond (1862-64). Unlike pride, humility does not come naturally; it must, in the Bible's terminology, be "put on." ye are called--Greek, "ye were also called." sitteth--rather, as Greek, "Where Christ is, sitting on the right of God" ( Ephesians 1:20 ). . 17. He that is unfaithful in that which is little, will be unfaithful in much, if he have opportunity; and God alone is the defense against an unfaithful servant. Finding the new version too difficult to understand? in all wisdom--ALFORD joins this clause with "teaching," &c.not with "dwell in you," as English Version, for so we find in Colossians 1:28 , "teaching in all wisdom," and the two clauses will thus correspond, "In all wisdom teaching," and "in grace singing in your hears" (so the Greek order). The singing which is here recommended is widely different from what is commonly used in most Christian congregations; a congeries of unmeaning sounds, associated to bundles of nonsensical, and often ridiculous, repetitions, which at once both deprave and disgrace the Church of Christ. And have put on the new man - See on Romans 12:1-2; (note). There is no respect - God neither esteems nor despises any man because of his outward condition and circumstances; for there is no respect of persons with him. Colossians 3:2, ESV: "Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth." At Christ's coming when Satan shall no longer rule the flesh and the world, the nations in the flesh, and the word in millennial felicity, shall be the willing subjects of Christ and His glorified saints ( Daniel 7:14 Daniel 7:22 Daniel 7:27 , Luke 19:17 Luke 19:19 , Revelation 20:1-6 , 3:21 ). Mortify--Greek, "make a corpse of"; "make dead"; "put to death." 21. Of husbands, Colossians 3:19. by him--Greek, "through Him" as the channel of His grace to us, and of our thanksgiving to Him ( John 14:6 , end). Such a knave speaks not truth with his neighbor. As expressly as Scripture abolishes the distinction of Jew and Greek now as to religious privileges, so does it expressly foretell that in the coming new order of things, Israel shall be first of the Christian nations, not for her own selfish aggrandizement, but for their good, as the medium of blessing to them. Anger, wrath, etc - They had not only lived in the evils mentioned Colossians 3:5, but also in those enumerated here; and they had not only laid aside the former, but they had laid aside the latter also. And--omitted in the oldest manuscripts (compare Ephesians 6:7 Ephesians 6:8 ). He exhorts to the mortification of sin, in the various instances of it, Colossians 3:5-11. But--The oldest manuscripts read, "for," which accords with "serve ye," &c. ( Colossians 3:24 ), the oldest reading: the for here gives a motive for obeying the precept. put off--"Do ye also put away all these," namely, those just enumerated, and those which follow [ALFORD]. Even if the paint is of highest quality, the rust will soon reappear and if not quickly treated will destroy the car's body. . The Greek order forbids English Version, "with grace in your hearts"; rather, "singing in your hearts." 8. Wives, submit yourselves - Having done with general directions, the apostle comes to particular duties, which are commonly called relative; because they only belong to persons in certain situations; and are not incumbent on all. Hence the millennial kingdom ceased to be looked for [AUBERLEN]. 5. 16. 3:1-4 If then you were raised with Christ, set your hearts on the things which are above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. Love . This arrangement the original will not only bear, but it absolutely requires it, and is not sense without it. nor . 3 Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Compare "in the Lord," Colossians 3:18 , and "Christ is all," Colossians 3:11 . unto the Lord--The oldest manuscripts read, "IN the Lord," that is, this is acceptable to God when it is done in the Lord, namely, from the principle of faith,and as disciples in union with the Lord. in your hearts--Many wear a peaceful countenance and speak peace with the mouth, while war is in their hearts ( Psalms 28:3 , 55:21 ). 1 God has raised you with Christ to a new life. Forgive, says the apostle, καθως και ὁ Χριστος even as Christ forgave you - show the same disposition and the same readiness to forgive your offending brethren, as Christ showed towards you. Scythian--heretofore regarded as more barbarian than the barbarians. . How far this went, and how much it fell short of the truth, may be seen in the writings of Aristotle and Pliny. 19. To love God with all the heart, soul, mind, and strength, and one's neighbor as one's self, is the perfection which the new covenant requires, and which the grace and Spirit of Christ work in every sincerely obedient, humble believer; and that very love, which is the fulfilling of the law and the perfection itself which the Gospel requires, is also the bond of that perfection. It is naught, it is naught, saith the buyer; but afterwards he boasteth; i.e. Inordinate affection - Παθος· Unnatural and degrading passion; bestial lusts. put off--Greek, "wholly put off"; utterly renounced [TITTMANN]. 2 So think about the good things that are there in heaven above. Covetousness, which is idolatry - For the covetous man makes his money his god. This is a very good general rule: "Be as much in earnest for heavenly and eternal things, as ye formerly were for those that are earthly and perishing.". walked . Christ is all--Christ absorbs in Himself all distinctions, being to all alike, everything that they need for justification, sanctification, and glorification ( 1 Corinthians 1:30 , 3:21-23 , Galatians 2:20 ). ", Not only books of devotion, but books on all arts and sciences, books of tales and romances, books of poetry, and those on the elements of reading, etc., begin thus; nay, it is prefixed to the Lizit un Nissa, one of the most abominable productions that ever came from the pen of man, and is precisely the same among the Mohammedans, as the infamous work of Nicholas Chorier, called Elegantiae Latini Sermonis, falsely attributed to John Meursius, has been among some called Christians. Set your affection on things above - Τα ανω φρονειτε· Love heavenly things; study them; let your hearts be entirely engrossed by them. . Anger, — It is hard work for some to pull that garment off, for it fits them so tightly. Children, obey - in all things - That is, in the Lord - in every thing that your parents command you, which is not contrary to the will or word of God. As, therefore, ye have most cordially received the doctrine of Christ; and profess to be partakers of a spiritual religion, that promises spiritual and eternal things; seek those things, and look to be prepared for the enjoyment of them. 18. unto your own husbands—The oldest manuscripts omit "own," which crept in from Eph 5:22. Colossians 3:8. Circumcision nor uncircumcision - Nor is their peculiar form of religion of any consideration, whether circumcised like the Jews, or uncircumcised like the heathens. "If we love one another, God's love is perfected in us" ( Romans 13:8 , 1 Corinthians 13:1-13 , 1 Timothy 1:5 , 1 John 4:12 ). . Love, while properly exercised, is ever increasing and reproducing itself. The directions here to wives, husbands, children, parents, servants, and masters, are so exactly the same in substance with those in Ephesians 5:22-33; (note); Ephesians 6:1-9; (note), that there is no need to repeat what has been said on those passages; and to the notes there the reader is requested to refer. For you died and your life is hidden with Christ in God. Let your feelings be at hand, and feel and commiserate as soon as touched. Colossians 3:1-25 . Proud member Those who are the elect of God, holy and beloved, ought to be lowly and compassionate towards all. Colossians 3:18 Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as it is fit in the Lord. Shows that they are called to unity and holiness; and commands them to have the doctrine of Christ dwelling richly in them; and how they should teach and admonish each other, and do every thing, in the name of the Lord Jesus, Colossians 3:15-17. Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible, California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. When a man loses his peace, it is an awful proof that he has lost something else; that he has given way to evil, and grieved the Spirit of God. and--The oldest manuscripts read "psalms, hymns, spiritual Agapæ or love-feasts, and in their family circles, they were to be so full of the Word of Christ in the heart that the mouth should give it utterance in hymns of instruction, admonition, and praise (compare Deuteronomy 6:7 ). II. The Greek aorist tense implies, "For ye have died once for all" ( Colossians 2:12 , Romans 6:4-7 ). He concludes by showing that he that does wrong shall be treated accordingly, for God is no respecter of persons, Colossians 3:23-25. Benson Commentary Colossians 3:3-4. . Exhorts them also to mortify their members, and calls to their remembrance their former state, Colossians 3:5-7. They were risen with Christ, and they sought the things which were above. Lie not one to another - Do not deceive each other; speak the truth in all your dealings; do not say, "My goods are so and so," when you know them to be otherwise; do not undervalue the goods of your neighbor, when your conscience tells you that you are not speaking the truth. If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right … bond of perfectness--an upper garment which completes and keeps together the rest, which, without it, would be loose and disconnected. "It doth not yet appear (Greek, 'is not yet manifested') what we shall be" ( 1 John 3:2 , 1 Peter 1:7 ). and . Is renewed in knowledge - Ignorance was the grand characteristic of the heathen state; Knowledge, of the Christian. It is by love to God and man that love is to be preserved. 4. See on Ephesians 4:2; (note). . Doing every thing in the name of God, and referring every thing to his glory, is as rational as it is pious. The true Church shall be visible as a perfect and reigning Church, when Christ shall be visibly manifested as her reigning Head. Rule in your hearts - Βραβευετω· Let the peace of Christ judge, decide, and govern in your hearts, as the brabeus, or judge, does in the Olympic contests. inordinate affection--"lustful passion." . then--The connection with Colossians 2:18 Colossians 2:23 , is, he had condemned the "fleshly mind" and the "satiating to the full the flesh"; in contrast to this he now says, "If then ye have been once for all raised up (Greek, aorist tense) together with Christ" (namely, at your conversion and baptism, Romans 6:4 ). 3:1, but remember Colossians was written first. For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. To gratify any sensual appetite is to give it the very food and nourishment by which it lives, thrives, and is active. It is not said, Ye must die practically to the world in order to become dead with Christ; but the latter is assumed as once for all having taken place. The Papacy took to itself by robbery that glory which is an object of hope, and can only be reached by bearing the cross now. when ye lived in them--These sins were the very element in which ye "lived" (before ye became once for all dead with Christ to them); no wonder, then, that ye "walked" in them. Election from eternity precedes sanctification in time; the sanctified, feeling God's love, imitate it [BENGEL]. So, you should want more and more the things that belong to heaven. . Let this, therefore, be as the upper garment; the surtout that invests the whole man. But he that doeth wrong - It is possible for an unfaithful servant to wrong and defraud his master in a great variety of ways without being detected; but let all such remember what is here said: He that doeth wrong shall receive for the wrong which he has done; God sees him, and will punish him for his breach of honesty and trust. Whatsoever ye do in word or deed - Let your words be right, and your actions upright. . The unity of the divine life shared in by all believers, counterbalances all differences, even as great as that between the polished "Greek" and the rude "Scythian." Literally, "And everything whatsoever ye do . Colossians 3:1-25 . of rule in your hearts"), the psalm of love and praise being in the heart before it finds vent by the lips, and even when it is not actually expressed by the voice, as in closet-worship. The apostle would have them to feel the slightest touch of another's misery; and, as their clothes are put over their body, so their tenderest feeling should be always within the reach of the miserable. However, it is so. Thus the doctrine of God would dwell richly, that is, abundantly, among them. evil concupiscence--more general than the last [ALFORD], the disorder of the external senses; "lustful passion," lust within [BENGEL]. 3:18 "Wives, be subject to your husbands" This is a present middle imperative. Compare Note, Self and mammon are deified in the heart instead of God ( Matthew 6:24 ; 7. in the regeneration; what believers are told is, Develop this spiritual life in practice. Wasting, or not taking proper care of the goods of your master, is such a wrong as God will resent. Forbearing--as to present offenses. He preached in the same church as C. H. Spurgeon over one hundred years earlier. 20. Christianity teaches a man the true knowledge both of himself and of God; but it is impossible to know one's self but in the light of God; the famous γνωθι σεαυτον, know thyself, was practicable only under the Christian religion. 18. unto your own husbands--The oldest manuscripts omit "own," which crept in from Ephesians 5:22 . Verses 1-4 As Christians are freed from the ceremonial law, they must walk the more closely with God in gospel obedience. "Let the peace of Christ act as umpire when anger, envy, and such passions arise; and restrain them." Mortify, therefore, you members - Νεκρωσατε· Put them to death: the verb is used metaphorically to signify, to deprive a thing of its power, to destroy its strength. View Colossians 3:5-11 The Community's Conversion from Vice When someone restores an old car, it is not enough to simply paint over the rust. Joseph Agar Beet was an English Wesleyan, born at Sheffield on Sept. 27, 1840. which is--that is, inasmuch as it is "idolatry." 2 Set your mind on the things that are above, not on the things that are on the earth. ye also--like other believers; answering to "ye also" ( Colossians 3:7 ) like other unbelievers formerly. In all cases of this kind let your heart dictate to your hand; be clothed with bowels of mercy - let your tenderest feelings come in contact with the miseries of the distressed as soon as ever they present themselves. It was 160 kilometres(100 miles) east of the city called Ephesus. TERTULLIAN [Apology, 39], records that at the love-feasts, after the water had been furnished for the hands and the lights had been literally, according as any had the power, whether by his remembrance of Scripture, or by his powers of composition, he used to be invited to sing praises to God for the common good. Of children, Colossians 3:20. hid." Rome having ceased to look for Him in patient faith, has set up a visible mockhead, a false anticipation of the millennial kingdom. Ye have received a religion widely different from that ye had before; act according to its principles. It is a different Greek verb, therefore translate here, "irritate not." 38, 4: עמה שם שבינה שם שהתורה מקום כל ; In whatever place the Law is, there the Shechinah is present with it. Shows how completely they were changed from that state, and gives them various directions relative to truth, compassion, meekness, long-suffering, forgiveness, charity, Colossians 3:8-14. Compare on the opposite side, "living in the Spirit," having as its legitimate consequence, "walking in the Spirit" ( Galatians 5:25 ). The Head being quickened, the members are also quickened with Him. Chapter 3. Peace was His legacy to His disciples before He left them ( John 14:27 ), "MY peace I give unto you." Colossians 3:8. Yet most people today have never heard of John Gill. The false teacher, as a self-constituted umpire, defrauds you of your prize; but if the peace of Christ be your umpire ruling in your hearts, your reward is sure. "Commentary on Colossians 3:4". . As yet Christians do not always recognize the "life" of one another, so hidden is it, and even at times doubt as to their own life, so weak is it, and so harassed with temptations ( Psalms 51:1-19 Romans 7:1-25 ). . Ye have put off the old man - See the notes on Romans 6:6; and particularly on Romans 13:11-14; (note). Forbearing one another - Avoid all occasions of irritating or provoking each other. As to "bond," compare Colossians 2:2 , "knit together in love" ( Ephesians 4:3 ), "keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.". Continual opposition must be made to all corrupt workings, and no provision made for carnal indulgences. . The design of the Gospel is not merely to give rules, but mainly to supply motives to holiness. And by these preposterous means the simplicity of the Christian worship is destroyed, and all edification totally prevented. For ye are dead — As to sin, so to the world and all earthly things, and that both by profession as Christians, and by an indispensable obligation laid upon you by Him whose laws you have engaged to observe. He earnestly presses to mutual love and compassion, Colossians 3:12-17. Colossians 3:3 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Colossians 3:3, NIV: "For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God." No people in the universe more strictly adhere to the letter of this advice than the Mohammedans; for they never undertake a work, eat meat, nor write a book, without prefacing all with: -, "In the name of the most merciful and compassionate God. Christ lives in the bosom of the Father; as your heart is in him, ye also sit in heavenly places with Christ Jesus. See the note on Ephesians 5:19. . Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth. Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. I will not leave thee"; so we must follow the ascended Saviour with the wings of our meditations and the chariots of our affections. 3. Seeming graces, where love is wanting, are mere hypocrisy. which is--that is, "for it is"; literally, "which thing is." Thus, then, man is made by his Creator, not according to the image or likeness of any other being, but according to his own; the image του Κτισαντος, of the Creator. . It was probably … Continue reading "Commentary on Colossians 3:1-4" When the Church became a harlot, she ceased to be a bride who goes to meet her Bridegroom. The spiritual life our souls have now in Him shall be extended to our bodies ( Romans 8:11 ). 58:3. Love begets love; and the more a man loves God and his neighbor, the more he is enabled to do so. Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary 3:1-4 As Christians are freed from the ceremonial law, they must walk the more closely with God in gospel obedience. neither . It was in the valley of the riverLycus. (Colossians 3 Commentary on the Greek Text) Spurgeon (click complete text) has some insightful comments regarding the our death and new life in the Spirit: Aforetime we were natural men and discerned not the things that be of the Spirit of God. But there appears to be here an allusion to the Shechinah, or symbol of the Divine presence, which dwelt in the tabernacle and first temple; and to an opinion common among the Jews, which is thus expressed in Melchita, fol. Your life is hid with Christ in God - Christ is your treasure; and where your treasure is, there is your heart. "The members" to be mortified are the fleshly instruments of lust, in so far as the members of the body are abused to such purposes. Of servants, Colossians 3:22. The utmost to which heathenism could pretend was a certain knowledge of nature. 4 When Christ, who is your  life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory The true Church is now militant. God in this case is the artist, man is the copy, and God himself the original from which this copy is to be taken. do, do it--two distinct Greek verbs, "Whatsoever ye do, work at it" (or "labor at" it). be not bitter--ill-tempered and provoking. SEEK THE THINGS THAT ARE ABOVE, WHERE CHRIST IS 1 If then you were raised together with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated on the right hand of God. 22. Today this area is part of the country that is called Turkey. ( Ephesians 6:4 .) The apostle exhorts the Colossians to heavenly-mindedness after the example of Christ, that they may be prepared to appear with him in glory, Colossians 3:1-4. 2. This is to fear God, when, though none sees us, we do no evil: but if we do evil, it is not God, but men, whom we fear. We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. 1. It is therefore represented here under the notion of a girdle, by which all the rest of the clothing is bound close about the body. Of ourselves we can no more ascend than a bar of iron lift itself up' from the earth. leaven . above--( Matthew 6:33 , Philippians 3:20 ). And, being children of disobedience, we are children of wrath, Eph. for ye serve--The oldest manuscripts omit "for," then translate as Vulgate, "Serve ye the Lord Christ;" compare Colossians 3:23 , "To the Lord and not unto men" ( 1 Corinthians 7:22 1 Corinthians 7:23 ). ( Col 3:1-4) The basis for Paul’s practical instruction. . The order of the words "elect, holy, beloved," answers to the order of the things. 23. And where love is wanting in the married life, there is hell upon earth. nor--Translate as Greek, "There is no such thing as Greek and Jew (the difference of privilege between those born of the natural seed of Abraham and those not, is abolished), circumcision and uncircumcision (the difference of legal standing between the circumcised and uncircumcised is done away, Galatians 6:15 )--bondman, freeman." English Version is supported by one very old manuscript and old versions. 14. above--rather "over," as in Ephesians 6:16 . The oldest manuscripts and Vulgate read "the Lord." . Living as Those Made Alive in Christ. Have a mind all of whose thoughts are fixed on the things which are above, not upon the things on earth. Through bad pointing this verse is not very intelligible; the several members of it should be distinguished thus: Let the doctrine of Christ dwell richly among you; teaching and admonishing each other in all wisdom; singing with grace in your hearts unto the Lord, in psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs. . https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/colossians-3.html. rule--literally, "sit as umpire"; the same Greek verb simple, as appears compounded ( Colossians 2:18 ). Wrath, malice, Christ will not live in a heart that harbors malice. Bond nor free - Nor does the particular state or circumstances in which a man may be found, either help him to or exclude him from the benefit of this religion; the slave having as good a title to salvation by grace as the freeman. 1832. forgiving--as to past offenses. Nor is this a vain supposition; wherever God's word is seriously read, heard, or preached, there is God himself; and in that Church or religious society where the truth of God is proclaimed and conscientiously believed, there is the constant dwelling of God. singleness--"simplicity of heart." ( Ephesians 6:1 .) Put on - as the elect of God - As the principal design of the apostle was to show that God had chosen the Gentiles, and called them to the same privileges as the Jews, and intended to make them as truly his people as the Jews ever were, he calls them the elect or chosen of God; and as the Jews, who were formerly the elect, were still beloved, and called to be holy, so he calls the Colossians beloved, and shows them that they are called with the same holy calling. Which is the bond of perfectness - Love to God and man is not only to cover all, but also to unite and consolidate the whole. 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. 1. Colossians 3:5-6 “Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry. But Christ is all, and in all - All mankind are his creatures, all conditions are disposed and regulated by his providence, and all human beings are equally purchased by his blood. He should be ready to forgive, and while he is so, he can neither feel hatred nor malice towards the offender; but, as Christ does not forgive us till with penitent hearts we return unto him, acknowledging our offenses, so those who have trespassed against their neighbor are not to expect any act of forgiveness from the person they have injured, till they acknowledge the offense. The apostle exhorts the Colossians to heavenly-mindedness after the example of Christ, that they may be prepared to appear with him in glory, Colossians 3:1-4. Colossians 3:5-7 “Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: sexual immorality, impurity, passion, … The relative duties of wives, Colossians 3:18. And let the peace of God - Instead of Θεου, God, Χριστου, Christ, is the reading of ABC*D*FG, several others, both the Syriac, the Arabic of Erpen, Coptic, Ethopic, Armenian, Vulgate, and Itala, with several of the fathers; on this evidence Griesbach has inserted it in the text. ( Ephesians 6:5 Ephesians 6:6 .) The "also" implies that besides Paul's exhortation, they have also as a motive to "peace," their having been once for all called. Giving thanks to God - Even praises, as well as prayers, must ascend to God through this Mediator. The wrath of God cometh - God is angry with such persons, and he inflicts on them the punishment which they deserve. The Colossians exhorted to be heavenly-minded; to mortify all corrupt affections; to live in mutual love, forbearance, and forgiveness; and to practise the duties of wives and husbands, children, parents, and servants. As heaven and earth are contrary one to the other, both cannot be followed together; and affection to the one will weaken and abate affection to the other. . hid--( Psalms 83:3 ); like a seed buried in the earth; compare "planted," Romans 6:5 . Those err who think to find a perfect Church before then. in all--who believe and are renewed, without distinction of person; the sole distinction now is, how much each draws from Christ. Instead of τελειοτητος, perfection, several reputable MSS., with the Itala, read ἑνοτητος, unity; but the former is doubtless the genuine reading. be ye perfect, &c. ( james 2:21 james 2:22 , 1 John 2:5 ). While in this world, where there is so much corruption in our hearts, quarrels will sometimes arise. But now ye also put on all these - See on Ephesians 4:22; (note). As the glory of Christ now is hid from the world, so also the glory of believers' inner life, proceeding from communion with Him, is still hidden with Christ in God; but ( Colossians 3:4 ) when Christ, the Source of this life, shall manifest Himself in glory, then shall their hidden glory be manifest, and correspond in appearance to its original [NEANDER]. the old man--the unregenerate nature which ye had before conversion. to the Lord--The oldest manuscripts read, "to God.". . Christianity imparts to the most uncivilized the only spring of sound, social and moral culture. Colossians 3:3, NASB: "For you have died and your life is hidden with Christ in God." richly--( Colossians 2:2 , Romans 15:14 ). He is the Maker, Preserver, Savior, and Judge of all men. 2:3. "No one longs for eternal, incorruptible, and immortal life, unless he be wearied of this temporal, corruptible, and mortal life" [AUGUSTINE]. 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