13 Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. The person who stays then all others have fled. Sometimes we experience those behaviors as if they were the drip, drip, drip of Chinese water torture. Col 3:12 Put on, therefore, as the elect of God. The last three terms are found in the same order in Ephesians 4:2. ταπεινοφροσύνη is lowliness of mind, opposed to haughtiness and conceit. Meekness isn"t being a slacker. But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. As he has enumerated some parts of the old man, so he now also enumerates some parts of the new. The words "elect", "holy", "beloved" were all used in reference to the nation of Israel in the O.T. New American Standard Version. Following this mention of the inmost seat of compassion, we find kindness, humility, ‘which describe the Christian temper of mind generally, and this in two aspects, as it affects either (1) our relation to others, or (2) our estimate of self’ (Lightfoot); then, meekness, longsuffering, which according to the same author ‘denote the exercise of the Christian temper in its outward bearing toward others.’ The former, the opposite of ‘fierceness,’ is mildness toward faults which are blameworthy, the latter is slowness to punish, quietness toward wrongdoing. The word anechomenoi means “to bear” or “to endure” or “to exercise patience or restraint.”. That serves as a challenge to us who bear the name of the Lord Jesus today. The second is like this, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these” (Mark 12:29-31). Calvin remarks on the connection, that the graces previously mentioned cannot be cherished without it. At times, however, it is nearly impossible to determine which kind of issue one is dealing with. The Psalmist advises, “The fear of Yahweh is the beginning of wisdom. Ephesians 4:2. It is helpful to acknowledge that you as well as your spouse have irritating habits that contribute to the problem—and that you as well as your spouse need to be forgiven. The elect of God - no "the" in Greek (cf. The more mature the person, the better he/she is able to exercise this virtue. 2. Hagios can mean sinless or upright. To this he adds humility, because no one will be kind and gentle but the man who, laying aside haughtiness, and high mindedness, brings himself down to the exercise of modesty, claiming nothing for himself. [Ephesians 1:1.] 9 Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds; 10 And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him: 11 Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free: but Christ is all, and in all. “Put on (enduo) therefore“ (v. 12a). They needed children to provide for them in their old age. Donc, faites-vous un cœur plein de tendresse et de pitié, un cœur simple, doux, patient. • Splanchna has a stronger emotional component. The Greek word noutheteo is a combination of nous (mind) and tithemi (to place)—and means to warn or to admonish or to exhort. Beyond all these things put on love, which is the perfect bond of unity. (Ephesians 4:26), I like what Barclay said, "It is when...we can rebuke without rancor..that we can face the truth without resentment, that we can be angry and sin not, that we can be gentle and yet not weak." Do our words and deeds bear witness to Jesus? We have all seen divorces where the husband and wife go down slashing at each other—so that both (as well as their children) are injured spiritually, emotionally, socially, and financially. Makrothumian is the kind of quality that makes it possible for a person to withstand adversity without quitting. Click a verse to see commentary Select a resource above The New Life in Christ. "It describes his (Jesus") feeling for the multitudes, for the poor, for the widow, for the blind. If Calvinistic Predestination were true, if would be irrelevant what type of life the "elect" lived. The pressures associated with taking care of small children can also add to the stress. Biblical Commentary (Bible Study) Colossians 3:12-21 EXEGESIS: THE CONTEXT: THE BROADER CONTEXT has Paul warning Colossian Christians: “Be careful that you don’t let anyone rob you through his philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the elements of the world, and not after Christ” (2:8). When he asks, “How many of your old men told you that you would end up in prison?” almost every hand goes up. Colossians 3:12-17 Introduction: 1) Clothes say a lot about a person. It is opposed to “severity” (of God) in Romans 11:22.— , : both virtues towards fellow-men, and quite different from . being regarded as the seat of emotion.— : almost “sweetness of disposition”. Who knows what great things they might cause to happen? Wives are to subject themselves to their husbands “as is fitting (aneko) in the Lord” (v. 18b). Paul assures them that they have received “a circumcision not made with hands” (2:11). “humility” (prautes) (v. 12h). b. 3. Colossians 3:12-14 Commentary. As is true of many of the positive qualities in this list, it suggests the strength of rock-steadiness. ~ Colossians 3:12 ESV ~ MORNING PRAYER / SCRIPTURE. 15. Colossians 3:12-21 New International Version (NIV). Likewise also the husband doesn’t have authority over his own body, but the wife” (1 Corinthians 7:3-4). We need to give some thought to our practice of thanksgiving. Paul presents us with some important doctrinal issues on the superiority and pre-eminence of Christ and the sufficient strength He gives to each one of us, day by day. Obviously, if we are to enjoy those kinds of relationships, it must be in a context where we give and receive forgiveness. It is worth noting that the New Testament mentions several women who were either heads of their households or in leadership roles: Lydia (Acts 16:15), Chloe (1 Corinthians 1:11, and Nympha (Colossians 4:15). To no purpose does the man that has not these excellences boast that he is holy, and beloved of God; to no purpose does he reckon himself among the number of believers.”. “Well, you didn’t disappoint your old man, did you?” But then he makes the point that those prisoners don’t have to live up to the “loser” script that their “old man” hung around their necks. Are you being more patience with others, than God is being with you? The man “went away sorrowful, for he was one who had great possessions” (Mark 10:22). Mark Twain said, “Clothes make the man. The thrust of agape love is giving, not getting. Today we call such people referees or umpires. Today this area is part of the country that is called Turkey. The corresponding verbs are agapao and phileo). God expected Christians to remain patient when provoked, when persecuted, when physically beaten, when slandered, etc...We seem to be ready to quit or write brethren off over a simple misunderstanding! He reminded them that they have “put off the old man with his doings, and have put on the new man” (3:9b-10)—so that “Christ is all, and in all” (3:11). The fact is most, if not all of us, give a tremendous amount of attention to what we wear and what is in style. бавление. “rule (brabeuo) in your hearts” (kardiais) (v. 15a). In most cultures, children are prized. Barnes's Colossians 3:12 Bible Commentary Put on, therefore, as the elect of God - The fact that you thus belong to one and the same church; that you have been redeemed by the sameblood, and chosen by the same grace, and that you are all brethren, should lead you to … 13 Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. 1 of 1. Meekness also doesn"t complain against God. "KINDNESS"-5544. chrestotes {khray-stot"-ace}; from 5543; usefulness, i.e. The celebration of the Incarnation can support the life of the church all year long. The World English Bible is based on the American Standard Version (ASV) of the Bible, the Biblia Hebraica Stutgartensa Old Testament, and the Greek Majority Text New Testament. He first asks, "How serious is this is the sight of God", and then properly adjusts his speech, emotions, etc..to meet the situation. “and forgiving (charizomai) each other, if any man has a complaint against any“ (v. 13b). Colossians 3:12. THE BROADER CONTEXT has Paul warning Colossian Christians: “Be careful that you don’t let anyone rob you through his philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the elements of the world, and not after Christ” (2:8). Listen to Pastor Robert Furrow as he continues his Commentary on Colossians picking up today in chapter 3, verse 12. • Humiliating the child in front of other people. The ASV, which is also in the public domain due to expired copyrights, was a very good translation, but included many archaic words (hast, shineth, etc. Despite the bad-apples, we must always be willing to show compassion to those who are truly in need (James 1:27). Do you like to take walks? Colossians 1:12, ESV: "giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in light." Colossians 3:12 Context. No view of election which fails to do this, can be in accordance with the teaching of Scripture. Christ Preeminent in All Things Supreme Lord - Sufficient Savior: Colossians 1: Colossians 2: Colossians 3: Colossians 4: … Discussion Questions for the Book of Colossians. The "elect" are required of their own freewill to "put off and put on" specific qualities. • Scripting children for failure. We even give them authority to expel unruly players from the game. Kosmos people might or might not embrace the life that we model, but they cannot help but notice it and be attracted by it. Watch our overview video on the book of Colossians, which breaks down the literary design of the book and its flow of thought. A brigade commander (Colonel) with a reputation for an acid tongue changed overnight. Storge is familial love, such as the love one has for a child or parent. By Lois Parker Edstrom. Commentary on Colossians 3:12-17 View Bible Text . THE IMMEDIATE CONTEXT is found in the first half of chapter 3. 2. Paul says that the church is “one body” having many members. Jesus then went on to give the Parable of the Unforgiving Servant (Matthew 18:23-35), the point of which is that God expects us to forgive as we have been forgiven—and that our failure to forgive other people can place our own salvation in jeopardy. Throughout scripture, we find God calling particular people for particular missions: • In the Old Testament, God chose Abram and Abram’s descendants, bringing them into a covenant relationship as God’s chosen people. In Christian fellowship – Colossians 3:12-17. Other Forerunner Commentary entries containing Colossians 3:12: John 5:8 John 8:10-11 Galatians 5:22 Colossians 3:1-17 Colossians 3:11 : Colossians 3:13 >> The Berean: Daily Verse and Comment Sign up for the Berean: Daily Verse and Comment, and have Biblical truth delivered to your inbox. Chrestotes is another gentle word that means kindness or gentleness. Jewish Law prescribed draconian measures for stubborn and rebellious sons—sons who were full grown or nearly so. Instead, he/she enjoys the kind of self-assuredness that provides strength. At times I don"t see much length to our patience. 4. We don’t often hear of philos, but the word agape abounds. Not very many young people keep their rooms clean. But in this verse, Paul calls us to remember that. The Greeks had another word, kardia, for heart—but Paul uses the word splanchna here. As we grow in spiritual wisdom, we are to teach and admonish others. In like manner, we might seem quite competitive if we measure our conduct and accomplishments against the standard set by other people in our community. God is the Creator, man the creature, and in the presence of the Creator the creature cannot feel anything else but humility." The word hupotasso combines the words hupo (under or beneath) and tasso (to place or set). It was a large and wealthy city for manycen… Agape love is the first of the fruits of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22)—and the greatest of Christian virtues (1 Corinthians 13:13). In his commentary on Matthew, Barclay talks about the related words, praus, often translated “meek,” as in “Blessed are the meek” (Matthew 5:5)—and pratotis, often translated “meekness.” Aristotle understood those words as defining a sensible middle ground between two potentially ruinous extremes. PREVIOUS NEXT. Read each selection daily. Music has long been an important part of Jewish and Christian worship. They include rules for wives, husbands, children, and fathers—but, oddly enough, not mothers. “in one body“ (somati–from soma) (v. 15c). 12 Therefore, God's chosen ones, holy and loved, put on heartfelt compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience, 13 accepting one another and forgiving one another if anyone has a complaint against another. ΄ακροθυμία is literally “long-mindedness,” and is opposed to what we often call shortness of temper. The middle part of this verse, “to which also you were called in one body,” suggests that this external peace is the primary meaning here. The meek man has his mind off of self. A lot of … 1. —Chosen on gospel terms, as God’s spiritual Israel, to possess and exhibit these graces. The Colossians were not to cherish a hard and unrelenting disposition, that was slow to remit punishment, but forward ever to inflict it. Probably because we are still preoccupied with our feelings, our goals, and ourselves. “God has chosen you to himself, has sanctified you, and received you into his love on this condition, that ye be merciful, etc. -"The ancient writers defined...as the virtue of the man whose neighbor"s good is a dear to him as his own." “as God’s chosen ones” (eklektos) (v. 12b). 3:12 All who are thus renewed are elected of God, holy, and therefore the more beloved of him. In dangerous situations, it might require that the spouse or child flee the abuser. (p. 158). 14 Beyond all these things put on love, which is the perfect bond of unity. Colossians 3:12-17 The Proper Development of a Christian Life is a sermon from Colossians about the proper process to BE, HAVE, and DO as a Christian. The Psalmist, in particular, both gave thanks and enjoined others to do so (Psalm 7:17; 28:7; 30:4; 69:30; 86:12; 97:12; 100:1-5; 111:1, etc., etc., etc.). The Greek word hagios means holy or set apart for God. When our immediate problem is how to pay the electric bill—or how to rein in our wayward child—it becomes difficult to remember that we have much for which we can give thanks. When that happens, we tend to regard the regression as tragic—as tragic as the loss of any significant function. But both eirene and shalom can also refer to an external kind of peace—the absence of rancor or violence among individuals or nations. Eros is romantic or sexual love. Colossians 3:12 Put on therefore, as God"s elect, holy and beloved, a heart of compassion, kindness, lowliness, meekness, longsuffering; "PUT ON THEREFORE"-The statements in, demand a new life. (1 Corinthians 15:10) False humility uses personal failures as the reason why it can"t. True humility uses personal failures as the reason why it must! King Hezekiah, restoring temple worship, “set the Levites in the house of Yahweh with cymbals, with stringed instruments”—observing God’s commandment to do so. Duty in culture and exercise of Christian graces, carries with it his characteristic qualities, putting. First, in verses 1-4 readers are admonished to seek heavenly ways because they have been raised with Christ. In fact money problems are often the corrosive acid that can cause a marriage to collapse. There is a difference: • Kardia refers to the center of one’s being, both physical and spiritual—that which makes the individual person what he or she is—character, intellect, personality, etc. In some cases, elderly people regress to infantile behavior, and no longer have the ability to exercise patience and restraint. Colossians 4:13-18 Commentary. This is an appeal to their character, and not simply to their position in the visible church. Now, these virtues certainly suit- ὡς—“the elect of God, holy and beloved.” They are in source and essence an imitation on the part of the saint of what God has felt towards him, and they indicate a consciousness of the relation which he sustains to the Divine benefactor. The phrase is a Hebraism, corresponding to the Hebrew- רַחֲמִים, H8171. 12 Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. 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