First Reading. The man who is angry at the right time and at the right thing. The elect of God - no "the" in Greek (cf. King Hezekiah, restoring temple worship, “set the Levites in the house of Yahweh with cymbals, with stringed instruments”—observing God’s commandment to do so. “And let the peace (eirene) of God rule (brabeuo) in your hearts“ (kardiais) (v. 15a). (c) That we admit that we aren"t more "special" than other people (Acts 10:34. Now Paul begins his list of virtues that are appropriate for the Christian. • Offering lots of criticism and not much praise. And they needed children to carry on the family name. Obeying parents was a significant value. Meekness isn"t being a slacker. Commentary on Colossians 3:12-17 View Bible Text . That is the word that is used here. Barclay notes, "If there was no thing that the ancient world needed it was mercy...The maimed and the sickly went to the wall. As he has enumerated some parts of the old man, so he now also enumerates some parts of the new. But in this verse, Paul calls us to remember that. Colossians 3 Resources. “bearing (anechomenoi—from anecho) with one another” (v. 13a). 12 Put on (Greek: endusasthe—from enduo) therefore, as God’s chosen ones (Greek: eklektos), holy (Greek: hagios) and beloved (Greek: egapemenoi—from agapao), a heart (Greek: splanchna) of compassion (Greek: oiktirmos), kindness (Greek: chrestoteta—from chrestotes), lowliness (Greek: tapeinophrosunen), humility (Greek: prautes), and perseverance (Greek: makrothumian); 13 bearing (Greek: anechomenoi—from anecho) with one another, and forgiving (Greek: charizomenoi—fromcharizomai) each other, if any man has a complaint (Greek: momphe) against any; even as Christ forgave you, so you also do. Go, sell whatever you have, and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me, taking up the cross” (Mark 10:21). In office situations where casual attire prevails, a clerk who insists on wearing a dark suit, white shirt, and tie would be out of place. So, as those who have been chosen of God, holy and beloved, put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience; 13. bearing with one another, and forgiving each other, whoever has a complaint against anyone; just as the Lord forgave you, so also should you. The book of Revelation talks about people who died after drinking water that had been made pikraino (Revelation 8:11). A kind person would tend to reach out to others, offering support of some sort—a kind word or a gift of food or money. Colossians 3:12-17: 12. Only Jews and Gentiles who become Christians are part of the chosen people (Galatians 3:28-29). -This isn"t a false humility. Colossians 3:12. Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. In the New Testament, the Greek word kaleo means called to “the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints” (Ephesians 1:18)—but it also means called to some kind of service or cross-bearing. Colossians 3:12 12 Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves u with compassion, kindness, humility, v gentleness and patience. Colossians 3:12 NIV Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Everyone without exception has the option to choose God (John 6:45). The word philos means friend, but the word hetaire refers to a person who is more a social climber than a friend. Throughout scripture, we find God calling particular people for particular missions: • In the Old Testament, God chose Abram and Abram’s descendants, bringing them into a covenant relationship as God’s chosen people. How long is our suffering? Learn more. (objectively) forbearance or (subjectively) fortitude: -longsuffering, patience. There are various ways to accomplish this. And there is need for the exercise of such virtues, for “offences must come;” or, as the apostle intimates in the next clause-, Colossians 3:12. However, if we measure ourselves against the standard that Christ set, we will see that our conduct and accomplishments fall far short. Colossians 1:12 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Colossians 1:12, NIV: "and giving joyful thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of his holy people in the kingdom of light." Gesen. Commentary on Colossians 3:12-17. 5. Are you being more patience with others, than God is being with you? The Greek word soma means “body,” and can refer to the bodies of humans or animals, as well as to celestial bodies (1 Corinthian 15:40). Christians are to be obliging in their general demeanour. 32 (Nashville: Broadman Press, 1991), Moo, Douglas J., Pillar New Testament Commentary: The Letters to the Colossians and Philemon(Grand Rapids: Wm B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2008), O’Brien, Peter T., Word Biblical Commentary: Colossians, Philemon, Vol. Colossians 3:12-21New International Version (NIV) 12 Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselveswith compassion, kindness, humility,gentleness and patience.13 Bear with each otherand forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. "LOWLINESS"-"humble in mind" (Phi). ~ Colossians 3:12 ESV ~ MORNING PRAYER / SCRIPTURE. (b) When we invest time and effort into people, and they give up. In the New Testament, a number of “call” stories have Jesus simply saying “Follow me” (Mark 1:17; 2:14; 8:34; 10:21 and parallels). It is true in work environments. The ASV, which is also in the public domain due to expired copyrights, was a very good translation, but included many archaic words (hast, shineth, etc. So then. (p. 154) (Philippians 2:3-4). “to which also you were called (kaleo) in one body“ (somati) (v. 15b). But we think that we are being really patient! The wife doesn’t have authority over her own body, but the husband. Parents need to begin imposing limits early in the child’s life, when it is easy, lest they later be faced with an out-of-control teenager. Seven feet is high for a high jump, but is only a short distance for a runner. As the elect—Chosen on gospel terms, as God’s spiritual Israel, to possess and exhibit these graces. The negative qualities of verses 5-9 are of particular interest to us, because our text offers positive alternatives: “Compassion, kindness, lowliness, humility, and perseverance; bearing with one another, and forgiving each other…; (walking) in love…; and (letting) the peace of God rule in your hearts”—as well as thankfulness (3:12-15). The meek person isn"t lukewarm or apathetic. Supportez-vous les uns les autres et pardonnez-vous si quelqu’un a un reproche à faire à un autre. It does require us to act in behalf of that person—to demonstrate our love in some practical fashion. Too often we are prone to give God thanks for the material things we have received from his hands. beloved." That is reflected in current usage in churches. But Jesus’ approach to small children was welcoming and accepting (Mark 9:36-37; 10:13-16). Paul and Silas, imprisoned in Philippi, passed their time by singing hymns to God (Acts 16:25). The treatment of the idiot and simple-minded were unfeeling.." (p. 157). The Christmas season is easily equated with children. My wife and I recently became aware of friends who had averted that kind of disaster, because a pastor recommended a Christian counselor who was able to help them to re-establish communication. It is true in churches. Now, these virtues certainly suit- ὡς—“the elect of God, holy and beloved.” They are in source and essence an imitation on the part of the saint of what God has felt towards him, and they indicate a consciousness of the relation which he sustains to the Divine benefactor. Gospel. The Colossians were not to cherish a hard and unrelenting disposition, that was slow to remit punishment, but forward ever to inflict it. Humbleness—Toward one another. One of the important rules of leadership is to give praise in public and to express criticism in private. That makes pikraino a fitting word to describe the kinds of bitter and poisoned relationships that sometimes occur within marriages. Colossians 3:12 Context. “Well, you didn’t disappoint your old man, did you?” But then he makes the point that those prisoners don’t have to live up to the “loser” script that their “old man” hung around their necks. Who knows what great things they might cause to happen? Mark Twain said, “Clothes make the man. Not only is the one who loves affected by the love that he/she gives, but the one who is loved is also affected. At first, they can only cry. Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Colossians 3:12. This can be difficult, because some parents have substantial resources and others don’t. Commentary on Luke 2:41-52. ‘Holy’ suggests the idea of consecration, rather than of sanctification, while ‘beloved’ (a participle, not an adjective) means beloved of God. The corresponding verbs are agapao and phileo). Just as the Lord has forgiven you, so also you must forgive. Colossians 3:12-17 By Mike Mazzalongo Verse: Colossians 3:12-17 Posted: Sun. Biblical Commentary (Bible Study) Colossians 3:12-21 EXEGESIS: THE CONTEXT: THE BROADER CONTEXT has Paul warning Colossian Christians: “Be careful that you don’t let anyone rob you through his philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the elements of the world, and not after Christ” (2:8). So, as those who have been chosen of God, holy and beloved, put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience; To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use the convenient, Baker Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology, Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament, The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary, International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, если кто с кем имеет ссору, II. In most cultures, children are prized. They were also the objects of God's special complacency—“beloved.” His eternal and sovereign love did elect them, and now, that election having taken effect, He has special complacency in them. [Ephesians 1:4-5.] CHRIST IS ALL IN ALL Click chart to enlarge Charts from Jensen's Survey of the NT - used by permission Colossians Overview - Click Chart on right side. Colossians 3:12New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) 12 As God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, … More precisely, we are all among those who have been called (Greek: kletos), but only the elect (eklektos) have chosen to respond. When used to describe emotions, it has the sense of deeply felt emotions—gut feelings. God knows! The word hupotasso combines the words hupo (under or beneath) and tasso (to place or set). The picture that comes to my mind is a person absorbing Christ’s word among the comforts of hearth and home. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience. May 29th 2016 This lesson continues the discussion on Christian ethics and how various elements come together to establish a Christian "Standard" for life and morality. 16 Let the word of Christ dwell (Greek: enoikeo) in you richly; in all wisdom teaching and admonishing(Greek: noutheteo) one another with psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, singing with grace (Greek:  chariti—from charis) in your heart to the Lord. 14 Beyond all these things put on love, which is the perfect bond of unity. “Wives, be in subjection to (Greek: hupotasso) your husbands, as is fitting (Greek: aneko) in the Lord” (v. Jerome describes it as-invitans ad familiaritatem sui, dulcis alloquio, moribus temperata.“To do good” is the injunction, and disciples are to cherish the habit, and to create opportunities for it. Bruce notes, "and a community in which this grace is cultivated is likely to be free from the tensions which spring from pride and self-assertiveness." He emphasized that we should look for things to praise, and suggested that we try to maintain a ratio of ten praises for each criticism. We have taken those words into the English language as Eucharist, a word which many Christians use to refer to the Lord’s Supper. Colossians 3:12–25 12 d Put on then, as e God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, f compassionate hearts, g kindness, h humility, meekness, and patience, 13 h bearing with one another and, i if one has a complaint against another, g forgiving each other; g as the … Ready to rebuke the sinner-if that is what God wants. They include rules for wives, husbands, children, and fathers—but, oddly enough, not mothers. NIV: New International Version Thus the positive precepts are introduced; ‘therefore’ points to Colossians 3:10. Some parents store up grievances against their children, making no timely corrections along the way, and then they explode in anger. In our immediate text from Colossians, Paul says that the Colossian Christians “were called in one body”—emphasizing the corporate nature of the church into which these Christians were called. These thoughts formed a convincing appeal to them, and could not but induce them to feel and act as the apostle recommends. As in verse 5 so here we have an aorist imperative. Ask God to drain the poison from your heart and replace it with genuine love for your spouse. Bowels of mercies—Answering to the term tender-hearted in the parallel passage. He suffered hunger (Matthew 4:2), ate food (Luke 24:41), and experienced physical pain (Matthew 27:26). The word that Paul uses for love (agape) is one of four Greek words for love, the other three being philos, storge and eros. (1 Corinthians 15:10) False humility uses personal failures as the reason why it can"t. True humility uses personal failures as the reason why it must! The best authorities read ‘mercy,’ the figure is a common one in the New Testament, expressing the tame idea conveyed by ‘heart’ in modern speech. 3. 2. This is a compassion that actually results in action, much more than a simple, "Oh, the poor soul". 3:12 All who are thus renewed are elected of God, holy, and therefore the more beloved of him. 14 Beyond all these things put on love, which is the perfect bond of unity. Barclay notes that praus was often used to describe an animal that has been domesticated—trained to obey its master—we might say “tamed.” Barclay concludes that the “meek” person of Jesus’ Beatitude was hardly a timid, weak person, but was instead a “tamed” person—a disciplined person—a person capable of functioning effectively in spite of fears or passions that might break another person.. A praus person is potentially strong—even powerful—not at all timid or weak. “singing with grace (chariti—from charis) in your heart to the Lord“ (v. 16c). modesty: -humbleness of mind, humility (of mind, loneliness (of mind). . '” If we speak the words of the Gospel—and at the same time live the word that we are speaking—the world (the kosmos—the world opposed to God) cannot help but take note. 18 Wives, be in subjection to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord. Later, I was ordained in a denomination where clergy wore black robes. These Christians have received grace (God’s undeserved favor), and are to respond by living in a graceful relationship with God and their fellow Christians. Colossians 3:12-17 Commentary by Marion L. Soards. Some of the possibilities are as follows: • Physical, sexual, or emotional abuse. The act of God chose them; and as His elect, they are further defined as holy and beloved. 13 Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. THE BROADER CONTEXT has Paul warning Colossian Christians: “Be careful that you don’t let anyone rob you through his philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the elements of the world, and not after Christ” (2:8). How then can these Colossian Christians hope to become wise, so that they might teach and admonish other people in helpful rather than hurtful ways? This is something that fathers tend not to do well. I do. "AS GOD"S ELECT"-"Then put on the garments that suit God"s chosen people" (NEB). Elect I take here to mean, set apart. Henri Nouwen said: “The most important question for me is not, ‘How do I touch people?’ but, ‘How do I live the word I am speaking? He said that his own son was bigger than he was—and Bill was a big man—but his son still needed his father’s hugs. 18.). (5-7) Put to death the things that are against God and part of this world. Listen to Pastor Robert Furrow as he continues his Commentary on Colossians picking up today in chapter 3, verse 12. Unfortunately, there are a number of men—some married—who are unfit for any kind of leadership or decision-making. His rising again the third any, and their emerging from the water, was an emblem of the resurrection of the body; and, in them, of a total change of life. This "kindness" will not give money or food to the person who refuses to work (2 Thessalonians 3:10). The World English Bible is based on the American Standard Version (ASV) of the Bible, the Biblia Hebraica Stutgartensa Old Testament, and the Greek Majority Text New Testament. In games today, we give referees and umpires a good deal of authority. Only agape and philos are used in the New Testament. Does it mean the actual words of Christ as revealed in the Gospels—or does it mean the Good News about Christ and the salvation that he came to offer? But it is our duty to forgive one another, imitating the forgiveness through which we are saved. The Israelites gave thank offerings (Leviticus 7:12-15). They are to be as an outer garment, the first seen or felt in our intercourse with others. To this he adds humility, because no one will be kind and gentle but the man who, laying aside haughtiness, and high mindedness, brings himself down to the exercise of modesty, claiming nothing for himself. Psalm. Our “uniforms” are different than they would have been fifty years ago, but the requirement to adopt the expected uniform remains in place. They need people to confront them and to demand change. A kind word—a gentle deed—a bit of caring—a cup of water given in Jesus’ name! Not very many young people keep their rooms clean. Note that they are all gentle virtues. God is the Creator, man the creature, and in the presence of the Creator the creature cannot feel anything else but humility." Paul is calling these Colossian Christians to live in harmony and tranquility with each other. As, however, it frequently happens, that we come in contact with wicked and ungrateful men, there is need of patience, that it may cherish mildness in us. Each is a specifically Christian virtue. We renounce sin in all its forms and repent of our old, broken way of living for ourselves. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. (d) And humility applied means that many times in life, the needs of others will take precedence over our own (Philippians 2:3-4). Their assumption of these graces would certify to themselves their election, would be a happy development of their consecration, as well as a proof of its genuineness, and would also endear them yet more to Him, who in love had predestinated them to the adoption of children. Listen carefully, fathers! The Greek word enduo (“put on”) means “put one”—as in “put on a garment” or “clothe yourself” or “get dressed.” Paul uses this word to encourage the Colossian Christians to clothe or wrap themselves in the virtues listed later in this verse—compassion, kindness, etc. He reminded them that they have “put off the old man with his doings, and have put on the new man” (3:9b-10)—so that “Christ is all, and in all” (3:11). Take steps to re-establish communication. Barclay makes a good point when he says, "it is based on the awareness of the creaturelines of humanity. I was pleased to see that the Catholic Lectionary includes these verses, because the family is the core building block of society, and families are under assault these days. Teaching and admonishment are important ministries, but the effectiveness of both is highly dependent on the wisdom that the person doing the teaching (or admonishing) brings to the situation. Updated: Sun, 02/02/2020 - 16:29 By admin. (p. 158). James adds “in the Lord,” indicating that this is fitting and proper for wives who are “in the Lord”—Christians. It doesn’t require that we approve of the actions of the person whom we love—or even that we enjoy their company. There are a number of ways that parents can drive their children a bit crazy—and very angry. Colossians 3:12 Context. 15. The word charis can be used to refer to the loveliness of harmonious relationships, and that is involved here. Verses 22-25 call slaves to obey their masters and to render good service, and 4:1 calls masters to treat slaves justly and fairly. This is the lesson of the Parable of the Wedding Banquet (Matthew 22:1-14), where one man arrived inappropriately dressed—not wearing a wedding garment. But as we grow agape love, we also grow in our capacity for unity with others. CHRIST IS ALL IN ALL Click chart to enlarge Charts from Jensen's Survey of the NT - used by permission Colossians Overview - Click Chart on right side. "The Colossians were not to cherish a hard or unrelenting disposition." In verse 5 Paul gave a list of things to put to death. Following this mention of the inmost seat of compassion, we find kindness, humility, ‘which describe the Christian temper of mind generally, and this in two aspects, as it affects either (1) our relation to others, or (2) our estimate of self’ (Lightfoot); then, meekness, longsuffering, which according to the same author ‘denote the exercise of the Christian temper in its outward bearing toward others.’ The former, the opposite of ‘fierceness,’ is mildness toward faults which are blameworthy, the latter is slowness to punish, quietness toward wrongdoing. Beginning in verse 12 Paul describes what spiritual clothing followers of Jesus must wear. (Luke 6:35; Romans 2:4). Lowliness is not often seen as a virtue today. The New Self (Audio) The New Self (PDF) Introduction. ΄ακροθυμία is literally “long-mindedness,” and is opposed to what we often call shortness of temper. The meaning of ἅγιοι is consecrated, set apart to God, this consecration necessarily producing holiness of life. We prize assertiveness rather than lowliness. "LONGSUFFERING"-3115. makrothumia {mak-roth-oo-mee"-ah}; from the same as 3116; longanimity, i.e. Peace (eirene) is a significant word, occurring nearly a hundred times in the New Testament. As of this writing (2013), Bill Glass has a large prison ministry. Dieu vous a choisis, il veut que vous soyez à lui et il vous aime. In other words, philos has to do both with giving and getting, while agape has to do only with giving—with an unalloyed concern for the welfare of the other person. Paul wroteto the Christians who lived in the city called Colossae. Meekness is strength under control, all the desires and passions properly harnessed and channeled. Do you like to take walks? “Whatever you do, in word or in deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus“ (v. 17a). But both eirene and shalom can also refer to an external kind of peace—the absence of rancor or violence among individuals or nations. being regarded as the seat of emotion.— : almost “sweetness of disposition”. Thanksgiving has its roots in the Old Testament. Scripture: Colossians 3:12-17. Now Paul calls them to dress appropriately for the new person they have become—to cast off old behaviors and to wrap themselves in Christian virtues such as compassion and kindness (3:12). One who chooses God must be holy in his life and actions. 12 Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. 9 Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds; 10 And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him: 11 Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free: but Christ is all, and in all. In like manner, a lawyer in a major law firm who insisted on wearing blue jeans at work wouldn’t likely be working very long. Those who are the elect of God, holy and beloved, ought to be lowly and compassionate towards all. Therefore: (a) The church, Christians constitute the people of God since the cross of Christ (1 Peter 2:9). Hagios can mean sinless or upright. Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering: This is what you have got to wear, even on the outside — to put it on; not to have a latent kindness in your heart, and a degree of humbleness deep down in your soul if you could get at it; but you are to put it on. 3. (Ephesians 4:26), I like what Barclay said, "It is when...we can rebuke without rancor..that we can face the truth without resentment, that we can be angry and sin not, that we can be gentle and yet not weak." Those of us who have been involved in churches know that perfect unity is an ideal seldom reached among Christian people. Eros is romantic or sexual love. An agape person will do what is possible to feed the hungry—and to give drink to the thirsty—and to welcome the stranger—and to clothe the naked—and to visit the sick and the person in prison (Matthew 25:31-46). Who knows what they might mean? 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