Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Colossians, Day 3 Readings

Earthly Sins vs. Spiritual Practices        

Today's reading is offers some practical ways that Christians can turn from an earthly perspective to a spiritual one.  If people have become a part of Christ, they have been joined into his being in the universe, and they should begin to also exhibit the gifts of God that he perfectly and completely shares.

Spoiler alert: the description in this section is not unique.  It is listed in other New Testament letters, sometimes in almost identical words.  Christians should refrain from certain sins and they should instead offer, what Paul calls elsewhere, the fruits of the Spirit.  And they should live equally in the Christian community, whether man or woman, old or young, slave or free.

Read Colossians 3:1-4:1  (NIV)   (NRSV)   (CEB)
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Reading the Bible in Its Entirety

If you are planning to read the Bible in its entirety, you should read Colossians 3:1-4:1 today.