846. Put on the new nature – love and forgive –
Put on the new nature – love and forgive – Colossians 3:1-3, Colossians 3:10-14
3 If ye then be risen (were raised with) with Christ, seek (endeavor to find) those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.
2 Set your affection (mind) on things above, not on things on the earth (land).
3 For ye
are dead (died), and your life is (has been) hid (laid up in store) with (in conjunction with) Christ in (resting within) God.
9 Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man (mans nature) with his deeds;
10 And have put on (like a tee shirt) the new man (new spiritual nature), which is renewed (daily acquiring strength) in knowledge (epignosis: a true and personal relationship with an object where you hear from that object and heed it’s advice) after (in parallel motion with) the image (pattern) 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.
12 Put on (like a tee shirt) therefore, as the elect (chosen) of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies (subjective compassion), kindness (sweetness of disposition input of ingratitude), humbleness (modesty) of mind, meekness (enduring all things with an even temper), longsuffering;
13 Forbearing (holding up) one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye.
14 And above all these things put on
charity (love), which is the bond of perfectness.
Put on the new nature – love and forgive