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God's Amazing Blessing
here's the link to the first Part:
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There are 10 parts in all.
I recommend that you read each part, there are amazing details—
and God took care of each and every one!
This post is the continuation of my Study of Colossians.
For [as far as this world is concerned] you have died, and your [new, real] life is hidden with Christ in God. Colossians 3:3 (AMP)
You should have as little desire for this world as a dead person does. Your real life is in heaven with Christ and God. Colossians 3:3 (TLB)
died: definite event
hidden: locked together with; cannot be separated
And if we are dead to the earth, and have renounced it as our happiness, it is absurd for us to set our affections upon it, and seek it. We should be like a dead thing to it, unmoved and unaffected towards it. Our true life lies in the other world: You are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Complete)
New perspective on things. I should not be seeking happiness or joy from things that .... well, are sin. Satan tries his best to make sin enjoyable and fun. But the problem is that—it's all short lived. There is no satisfaction. There is no joy. There is no contentment.
Where as the joy and happiness that is pure from God, is everlasting. It's a hope that endures.
I have a choice, live a life as a dead person—trying to find fulfillment in short-term sin, or live my life alive in Christ and enjoy all that God has to offer.
How do I make the choice to live a life alive in Christ?
Develop this spiritual life in practice.
Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible
Choose each day, each hour, to make choices that are God-honoring. The Bible isn't just a book to read. It's a book which teaches how to live a God-honoring life—so that I can develop a spiritual life and live it—in practice (do it)!
In order to make the choice to live a life alive—I must permeated with a deep sense of reverence for God (Acts 9:31; MSG).