My daily exploration of the Bible, taking it one chapter at a time. If I do it everyday, it'll take 1189 days.



Saturday, December 01, 2007

Colossians 3

Children are evil

Summary:
Look at the world through heaven's eyes, not the world's. Your life only exists in Christ now, not in the world. Don't do sinful worldly things because the old self has gone, and the new self is here. In the new self there is no race or social standing. Jesus is all and in all.

Instead of sin, wear virtues of love, forgiveness, patience and kindness. May peace be the final decider. Let God's word live in you.

Wives should submit to husbands, and husbands love their wives. Children and slaves should obey their parents and masters. Parents should keep their kids happy. God has no favourism.

Key verse:
17. And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

My thoughts:
Paul loves juxtaposing a big list of sins with a big list of virtues. He does it so many times. The point is simple: Be good. Do it.

The list stating how different people should relate to each other is a summary of what Paul had said in that previous passage we looked at. Wherever it was. The biggest difference I can see, is this passage mentions how parents should treat their children. Children's rights! Woo! The standard modern liberal society goes to war holding high! In the Bible! Would something think of the children?! Would someone please think of the children?!?!?

Whilst we're on children... Modern liberal society has this notion that children are all innocent. They're not. The vast majority of them are evil.

The key verse is cool. Everything in our life should be designed to glorify God. w00t.

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