The Wrath of God comes on his disobedient children for these reasons.
Colossians 3 5Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry: 6For which things’ sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience: 7In the which ye also walked some time, when ye lived in them.
The word Mortify means to make dead, to put to death, slay. So that I understand the Lord wants us to make our bodies dead to these things.
Fornication ~ any sexual relationship outside the boundaries of marriage between one man and one woman.
b) in a moral sense: the impurity of lustful, luxurious, profligate living
1) of impure motives
Inordinate affection~ 1) whatever befalls one, whether it be sad or joyous
a) spec. a calamity, mishap, evil, affliction
2) a feeling which the mind suffers
a) an affliction of the mind, emotion, passion
b) passionate deed
c) used by the Greeks in either a good or bad sense
d) in the NT in a bad sense, depraved passion, vile passions
Seems worry fits in here well as a inordinate affection.
Evil concupiscence ~ a bad nature or desire, craving, longing, desire for what is
Covetousness ~ greedy desire to have more, the verse says it Idolatry
Idolatry the worship of false gods, idolatry
Colossians 3: 8But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth.
Rid ourselves of these things:
Anger ~1) anger, the natural disposition, temper, character
2) Movement or agitation of the soul, impulse, desire, any violent emotion, but esp. anger
3) Anger, wrath, indignation
4) Anger exhibited in punishment, hence used for punishment itself
a) Of punishments inflicted by magistrates
Wrath~ 1) passion, angry, heat, anger forthwith boiling up and soon subsiding again
Malice~1) malignity, malice, ill-will, desire to injure
2) Wickedness, depravity
a) Wickedness that is not ashamed to break laws
3) Evil, trouble
Blasphemy~1) slander, detraction, speech injurious, to another’s good name
2) impious and reproachful speech injurious to divine majesty
I have never understood blasphemy to be toward others, before I have thought of it being words spoke against God only
Filthy communication out of your mouth.~1) foul speaking, low and obscene speech
There is a change that is to take place in us when we are saved and that should be
obvious in our attitudes toward others if we are being obedient to Christ.
Colossians 39Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man
with his deeds; 10And have put on the new man, which is renewed in
knowledge after the image of him that created him: 11Where there is neither
Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond
nor free: but Christ is all, and in all.
When we have wrong attitudes we are battling the old man (flesh) and need to
constantly renew ( strengthen) the new man (spirit) with more knowledge
of our creator and Savior through study of His word.
The Peace of God comes on his obedient children for these reasons.
Colossians 3:12Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels
of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering;
13Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a
quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye.
Bowels of mercies~Bowels1) bowels, intestines, (the heart, lungs, liver, etc.)
b) the bowels were regarded as the seat of the more violent passions, such as anger and love; but by the Hebrews as the seat of the tenderer affections, esp. kindness, benevolence, compassion; hence our heart (tender mercies, affections, etc.)
c) a heart in which mercy resides
of mercies 1) compassion, pity, mercy
a) bowels in which compassion resides, a heart of compassion
b) emotions, longings, manifestations of pity
Therefore we are to from the depths of our hearts have compassion toward others
Kindness~ moral goodness, integrity
Humbleness of mind~1) the having a humble opinion of one’s self
2) a deep sense of one’s (moral) littleness
3) modesty, humility, lowliness of mind
Meekness~1) gentleness, mildness, meekness
We are called to be humble both inward (humbleness of mind) and outer ward
Longsuffering~1) patience, endurance, constancy, steadfastness, perseverance
2) patience, forbearance, longsuffering, slowness in avenging wrongs
Forbearing one another ~Forbearing 1) to hold up
2) to hold one’s self erect and firm
3) to sustain, to bear, to endure
one another 1) one another, reciprocally, mutually
We are to hold up other believers and they are to hold us up.
Forgiving one another~ Forgiving 1) to do something pleasant or agreeable (to
one), to do a favour to, gratify
a) to show one’s self gracious, kind, benevolent
b) to grant forgiveness, to pardon
c) to give graciously, give freely, bestow
1) to forgive
2) graciously to restore one to another
3) to preserve for one a person in peril
one another~ 1) himself, herself, itself, themselves
Forgiving one another~ to show one’s self gracious, kind, benevolent to
themselves. (The word used here for “one another” in forgiving one another is
different than the word used in Forbearing one another.)
In order to have God’s peace we must forgive ourselves for the depravity of the old
man so that the new man can grow strong and love others. Falling to forgive one’s
self leads to bitterness.
Through acceptance of the forgiveness Christ has given to us we can forgive others
who may wrong us knowing we have been shown mercy.
Colossians 314And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of
perfectness. 15And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye
are called in one body; and be ye thankful.
Main Ingredient to God’s peace: Charity ~ 1) affection, good will, love,
benevolence, brotherly love 2) love feasts
In order to have God’s peace we must put on above all things affection,
good will, love, benevolence, brotherly love toward others. However to be
capable of this we must be humble both inwardly and outwardly, we
must fight the flesh with God’s word, using it to remove sin from our
walk, strengthen the spirit by accepting the completed work done by our
Savior Christ Jesus forgiving ourselves that we might be able to forgive others.
This post was published to Garden Harvestings at 6:34:01 PM 10/30/2010