(See Ephesians 4:28-29; Ephesians 4:31), "THE PEACE OF CHRIST"-The type and quality of peace that Christ enabled and that He talked about (Ephesians 2:14). The first of these is "let rule." Colossians 3:18 Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as it is fit in the Lord. Look at the qualities that even I can demonstrate. Dear Colossians â Colossians 1:1-2 Thank God for the Gospel â Colossians 1:3-8 Praying for Spiritual Growth â Colossians 1:9-14 The Supremacy of Christ â Colossians 1:15-18 This Is the Gospel â Colossians 1:19-23 Working Hard for the Gospel â Colossians 1:24 â 2:5 Living in Christ â Colossians â¦ We are seeing a great increase on every hand of this turning to the occult -- to astrology, to the black and devious arts, to magic, to seances. Nor is it out of harmony with the context. Colossians 3:15 And let the peace of God rule in your hearts. Compare Galatians 5:22-26. Verse Thoughts Peace WITH God is our permanent possession when we believe on the Lord Jesus Christ for salvation, but the peace OF God is conditional upon a believer being in a relationship with the Lord Jesus - as we abide in Christ, trust His Word, depend on His guidance, die to self and live for Him. every situation, every question, every worry, every fear, every lie, every concern, every unknown that arises in our minds. Today this area is part of the country that is called Turkey. The sacrifice of Christ, the peace He has brought to our lives in forgiving us of our sins, should act as an umpire to restrain anyone of us from harming, from jeopardizing the peace we have found in the one body. In his letters Paul expresses his thanks to God over twenty times, and Jesus Himself commended the Samaritan who alone had returned to give thanks (Luke 17:16-17). And be thankful. (c) God hasn"t held our past against us! Hendriksen notes, "When a person is overpowered by the feeling of warm and deep appreciation for benefits received from God he will hardly be able to grudge someone else..." (pp. Bruce notes, "Strife inevitably results when men and women are out of touch with him who is the one source of true peace." From Philippians 4:7. Rule - `as umpire' [ brabeuetoo (Greek #1018)]: the same Greek verb simple as appears compounded, Colossians 2:18. Both assert Jesusâ role in creating and sustaining all things, and both declare that â¦ Continue reading "Commentary on Colossians 3:12-17" Thankfulness is to be expected of all, III. Browse Sermons on Colossians 3:15-17. The gospel summons a man, not to misery, but to happiness-not to internal discord, but to ultimate peace. The former sense abounds in the classics, and though the latter is found there too, yet it seems to be wholly contrary to the usage of the kindred terms in the New Testament. It is with him synonymous with happiness, that calm of mind which is not ruffled by adversity, overclouded by sin or a remorseful conscience, or disturbed by the fear and the approach of death. Therefore Christ is God. Colossians 3:15. (d) And we will find brethren apologizing when they need to when the peace of Christ is finally allowed to be the umpire in their lives. Paraphrase of Colossians and Commentary of Colossians. 1. Only here. Peace of God. It was 160 kilometres(100 miles) east of the city called Ephesus. As, however it is difficult to restrain them, he points out also the remedy, that the peace of God may carry the victory, because it must be a bridle, by which carnal affections may be restrained. ÏÎ¿á¿¦ Î§ÏÎ¹ÏÏÎ¿á¿¦, ÎºÎ±á½¶ Îµá½ÏÎ¬ÏÎ¹ÏÏÎ¿Î¹ Î³Î¯Î½ÎµÏÎ¸Îµ. It was God’s condemnation on the world that it was not thankful (Romans 1:21), and we should dwell in thankfulness (e.g. The idea is, however, substantially the same. We should choose what will result in peace between us and God, and between us and one another, if such a course of action lies within God"s moral will (cf. ; Wisdom of Solomon 10:12. We must never separate the privileges and duties of the gospel. Scripture: Exodus 20:15-17, Matthew 4, Colossians 3:15, Proverbs 12:22, James 1:22, Psalms 139, Ephesians 4:29 (view more) (view less) Denomination: United Methodist. 13, 53, etc. Colossians 3:15 Context. We are the objects of God"s longsuffering, mercy, compassion, love and favor. The peace of God; that which he gives, and which resembles his own. People who are impressed with the sacrifice of Christ, cannot treat the body of Christ lightly. And it was no audacity in them to seek or cultivate that peace, for to it they had been called. And be thankful.’. We all know the familiar "what if"s" that tend up come up in public and private classes. Bible Study in Colossians. And be thankful. 2. —Grateful to God for the calling into his Church. In one body (Ephesians 4:4). Forgive as the Lord forgave you. A peace, which is not the peace of Christ, is often rudely disturbed, for it is but a dream and a slumber in the midst of volcanic powers, which are employing the time in gathering up their energies for a more awful conflict. Diodorus Sic. Colossians 3:15-17 NIV. i. This peace was to possess undisputed supremacy-was to be uncontrolled president in their hearts. It was a large and wealthy city for manyceâ¦ B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.) In Colossians 3, the Apostle Paul shows: three aspects of thankfulness. (c) We will see ourselves as expendable, our feelings, emotions, etc..as of secondary importance. Peace is peculiarly His to give: following love (Colossians 3:14; Ephesians 4:2-3). Colossians 3:15 And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to the which also ye were called in one body; and be ye thankful. (445) He employs, however, a very appropriate metaphor; for as among wrestlers, (446) he who has vanquished all the others carries off the palm, so he would have the peace of God be superior to all carnal affections, which often hurry us on to contentions, disagreements, quarrels, secret grudges. "let rule." Now, seeing that we are raised with Christ, certain behavior is appropriate to us. "This directive forms, with the Word of God and the witness of the indwelling Spirit, one of the most important principles of guidance in the Christian life." Hence he says, in our hearts; because we constantly feel there great conflicts, while the flesh lusteth against the Spirit. 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, International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. It is from God, but Christ’s gift (John 14:27), and is to be here understood in its widest sense. (Robertson p. 505) "Show yourselves thankful" (TCNT). Its unity supposes "peace" among the members. We are âcalled to it in one Body,â of which He is the Head. (Galatians 5:17.). ‘Become’ suggests increase, constant advance toward a gratitude not yet attained. When Paul speaks of putting on the new man here, he gives us several attitudes we need to emulate as followers of Christ.Most of them involve the way we deal with each other because a major part of what God is teaching us has to do with building and solidifying our relationships. Colossians 3:10-15. Colossians 3:15. Pride? Both senses have, however, been separately maintained by critics; Chrysostom adhering to the idea of adjudication- κριτὴς καὶ ἀγωνοθέτης; and OEcumenius employing in explanation the verb μεσιτεύειν. So C. But A B Delta G f g, Vulgate, read 'the peace of (coming from) CHRIST.' And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also you are called in one body, II. Calvin, Erasmus, and Vatablus look upon it as the figure of a wrestler who himself wins the prize-let this peace obtain the prize and keep it; but the view is against sound philology, for the word is never used of the combatant, but only of the umpire. Colossians 3:15-17. does God expect me to tell the truth if Nazi"s are looking for Jews in my house??? Colossians 3:12â17 follows Paul's advice on sins to avoid by listing positive traits Christians should strive to emulate. Ð¾Ð¿Ð°ÑÐ½Ð¾ÑÑÐ¸ (Ð¤Ð»Ð¿. People whose minds are ruled by the peace of Christ, refuse any accept any idea, or course of action that doesn"t harmonize with Christ"s desire for unity among His people. Selfishness? "This directive forms, with the Word of God and the witness of the indwelling Spirit, one of the most important principles of guidance in the Christian life.". Colossians 3:15. : “the peace which Christ gives”. 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