Weird: Religion – Day 3 of 5
Nobody knows for certain why Paul wrote his letter to the Colossians. However, one thing seems very clear: the people there were not following God in the ways they should. Earlier in the letter, Paul writes about who Jesus is (see Colossians 1:15-20). And in Chapter 3 he writes about the new life we have in Christ. All who have a relationship with Him have died to our old life, and now we must live the life God has called us to live.
To the Colossians, he writes about all the things they used to do, and how they must set those things aside to be the people God has called them to be.
Read: Colossians 3:1-17
Question to consider: Colossians 3 provides a challenging list of things Paul says we should have nothing to do with. These include, sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires, greed, anger, rage, malicious behavior, slander, dirty language, and lying. Which of these do you find most prevalent in our culture today? Which of these do you personally struggle with the most? What is God inviting you to do to rid yourself of this struggle?
God, I confess that the one thing I struggle with the most is ______________. As I go through this day, this week, and even this month, I pray that you would continue to reveal to me the life You have called me to live.
Mid-Week Challenge: Memorize Colossians 3:14 – Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds us all together in perfect harmony.