Sunday, August 23, 2009


So, after Paul lays down the law on how to avoid succumbing to the law, he lays down some guidelines to follow. What?

At the end of Colossians 3 Paul gives some words to married couples, children, slaves and masters. The important part is verse 23, in everything "work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men."

Men, love your lives for the Lord.

Women, respect your husbands as unto the Lord.

Children, obey your parents to make God look glorious.

Slaves, work with your hearts directed towards Christ.

Masters, treat your slaves well because it makes Jesus look awesome.

In all these things, Paul keeps us trained on the one thing that will keep us from succumbing to asceticism: Jesus Christ, high and exalted.

I'll get to chapter 4 tomorrow.


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