Colossians #13: Colossians 3: 5-9
Colossians 3: 5-9
And that means killing off everything connected
with that way of death: sexual promiscuity, impurity, lust, doing whatever you
feel like whenever you feel like it, and grabbing whatever attracts your fancy.
That's a life shaped by things and feelings instead of by God. It's because of
this kind of thing that God is about to explode in anger. It wasn't long ago
that you were doing all that stuff and not knowing any better. But you know
better now, so make sure it's all gone for good: bad temper, irritability,
meanness, profanity, dirty talk.
The way you kill off the old ways involves identification and replacement and a whole lot of Holy Spirit empowerment, time, and hard work. Identification is naming the old way that has to be killed off. You need to confess to yourself and God what old way has become a stumbling block. You need to be very specific.
freely, animated, and motivated by God's Spirit. Then you won't feed the
compulsions of selfishness.
And the Lord—who is the Spirit—makes us more and
more like Him as we are changed into his glorious image.
You look marvelous in love.