615. You are daily acquiring strength to build a relationship with God
You are daily acquiring strength to build a relationship with God – Colossians 3:1-10
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.
4 When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear (be manifested make visible) with him in glory.
14 And above all these things put on
charity (love), which is the bond of perfectness.
15 And let the peace of
God (Christ) rule (be umpire) in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful.
5 Mortify (put to death) therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection (passion or lust), evil concupiscence (desire), and covetousness (wantoness), which is idolatry:
6 For which things’ sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience:
7 In the which ye also walked some time, when ye lived in them.
8 But now ye also put off (like a tee shirt) all these; anger, wrath (causal passion that could lead to anger), malice (every form of evil), blasphemy (slander), filthy communication (the license of the ungoverned tongue, obscene language) out of your mouth.
9 Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man (man’s nature) with his deeds;
10 And have put on (like a tee shirt) the new man, which is renewed (newly made, daily acquiring strength) in (motion to) knowledge (epignosis: a true and personal relationship with an object, where you hear from it and heed it’s advice) after (in parallel motion with) the image (pattern) of him that created him:
You are daily acquiring strength to build a relationship with God