Colossians 3

Colossians 3:3

For you have died and your life is hidden with Christ in God.

You have died with Christ. Every man-made religion preaches self-denial and dying to self but the Bible simply declares, “You died” (Rom. 6:8, Gal. 2:20, Col. 2:20). Your old man is dead already. The key to the victorious life is not trying to reform your old self (he’s dead). It’s reckoning yourself dead to sin and alive to Christ.

Further reading: “What happened to me at the cross?

Colossians 3:5

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

Dead to immorality. Since you died with Christ, have nothing to do with your old master Sin. Since you have been given a new nature, don’t act in accordance with your old one. Since you are a butterfly, don’t act like a caterpillar.

Further reading: “If we’re holy, why does God call us to be holy?

Colossians 3:6

For it is because of these things that the wrath of God will come upon the sons of disobedience,

The sons of disobedience. To be disobedient in the new covenant means to be unpersuadable. It’s someone who refuses to allow the Holy Spirit to convince them of their need for Jesus. God’s wrath is not coming on the children of disobedience because they do bad things. It’s coming on account of their stubborn refusal to receive the gift of life.

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