January 25, 2023

Colossians 3:5-6 (HCSB)
5 Therefore, put to death what belongs to your worldly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desire, and greed, which is idolatry. 6 Because of these, God’s wrath comes on the disobedient,

Jalen Kramm
Please read all of chapter 3 along with this. It isn’t very long and will make so much more sense than just reading these two verses. Now, if I were to ask you what your life goals are, most would have a few quick answers. They would undoubtedly contain goals for the following: finances, career, housing, family, education, etc. We’ve all said it and we’ve all heard it, but when is the last time you sat down and made goals for your own spiritual growth? We all know growth doesn’t happen without effort, so why don’t we put effort into things that will last past our death? This whole chapter is about what to put off and what to put on in its place, much like we do for making better financial decisions in our daily lives. Being a Christian for a long time doesn’t amount to being a mature believer on its own. You must put to death what is earthly in you. Yes, the Spirit will lead you, but you are required to follow. A coach can’t throw or shoot the ball for his players, a trainer can’t lift the weight for his client, and a therapist can’t have the revelations for the person they are counseling. “And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men” (you’ll get that reference if you actually read the whole chapter.)

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