Tuesday, July 19, 2011

For ye are dead...

If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.
Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.
For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.
Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry:
...seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds;
And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him.
Colossians 3:1-10

This gives new meaning to the saying "dead to the world." That's actually what I should want to be =). I like the verb mortify used here--make every un-Christlike characteristic dead!

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