Therefore consider the members of your earthly body as dead to immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and greed, which amounts to idolatry.

Colossians 3:5  (NASB)

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Thoughts on Today’s Verse

When we were saved we were given a new life – the new life in Christ. Old things were passed away, behold all things have become new. Our old sin nature was replaced by a new Christ-like nature.. and Paul tells us in many places to reckon ourselves dead to the old sin nature and alive to the new life in Christ. Therefore we have to consider every member of our earthly body to be dead to immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and greed, which amounts to idolatry.

When Christ died on the cross, we died in Him. When Christ was raised from the dead we too were raised with Him. How important therefore, to seek those things which are above, where Christ is seated in heavenly places. How vital to set our mind on things above, for we have died and our life is hidden with Christ in God.

As Christians we can submit to our old sin nature, or we can live as unto the Lord. We can live our lives in carnality, or we can walk in spirit and truth. Let us choose to live godly in Christ Jesus, and put away the old sin nature, which is idolatry. Let us remember that we are being prepared for our heavenly home – and when Christ who is our life appears, we also will appear with Him in glory.

My Prayer

Heavenly Father, how I praise and thank You that my life is hid with Christ in God. Thank You that I am a new creation in Christ and have died to sin and been raised to life together with Him in heavenly places. Help me to live as unto the Lord and to lay aside all that is displeasing to You – and to set my mind on things above – where Christ is, seated at the right hand of the Father, in Whose name I pray, AMEN

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