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Part 2 of a series from Colossians 3.
Don’t shuffle along, eyes to the ground, absorbed with things right in front of you. Look up, and be alert to what is going on around Christ – that’s where the action is. See things from his perspective (Colossians 3:2, 15-17 The Message).
The Message: Colossians 3:2, 15-17.
In Your Bible: Colossians 3:2, 15-17.
Paul tells the church in Colossae, believers must make an effort to see life from God’s perspective. To gain peace of mind and peace with God – live in Christ.
How do we live in harmony with one another? Paul states it should be easy, “Let the Word of Christ – the Message – have the run of the house. Give it plenty of room in your lives. Instruct and direct one another using good common sense” (Colossians 3:16 The Message). We know from our lives, it’s not that easy, but we must keep working at it.
Be vocal in your praise to the Father. ..sing your hearts out to God! Let every detail in your lives – words, actions, whatever – be done in the name of the Master, Jesus, thanking God the Father every step of the way (Colossians 3:17 The Message).
It’s plain and simple. Sing praises to the Father for all he is doing in your life – even if you don’t see it! That’s good advice to live by. It will demonstrate your joy to the world.
Prayer: Father, I need to grasp the simplicity of these words. Your words on how to live in harmony – clothed in Christ. By your grace I can do this.
Questions: How do you deal with living in harmony with your family, neighbor, loved ones? Which is harder for you, praising God in tough times or in times of things going well? Why?