It’s Monday again (yippee!), and since my first showing for Memory Monday last week seemed to help jumpstart my stalled memorization effort, I thought I’d try to make this a regular bloggy feature here at Hope Is the Word. I’m determined to be finished with Colossians 3:1-17 this week because we began a new study of Galatians yesterday in Sunday School, and we’re having our own little memory challenge there, so I’ve got to get to work on it. I love a challenge!
1. Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your heart hearts on things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. 2. Set your mind minds on things above, not on earthly things. 3. For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. 4. When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory. 5. Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires, and greed, which is idolatry. 6. Because of these, the wrath of God is coming. 7. You once used to walked in these ways, in the life you once lived. 8. But now you must rid yourselves of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your lips. 9. Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices 10. and have put on the new self which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of the creator. 11. Here there is neither Greek nor or Jew, circumcised or uncircumcised, Barbarian, Scythian, slave or free, but Christ is all and is in all. 12. Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. 13. Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. 14. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity. 15. Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace, and be thankful. 16. Let the word of Christ dwell in your hearts, as you teach and admonish each other with all wisdom, singing and as you sing Psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God. 17. And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the father through him.
Whew! That’s certainly better than last week, ‘though it’s still not perfect. Thank you, Lord, for the opportunity to hide your Word in my heart! Please let it bear much fruit!
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