Pardon is not first as matter of experience, but it is as matter of fact with God. THE OBLIGATIONS OF THE CHRISTIAN POSITION. (2) "If we overlook offences, other people may be tempted to wrong us." How We are Addressed, The Duty Of Putting On All The Characteristic Qualities Of The New Man, Forgiveness a distinctively Christian virtue. Dressing For Discipleship - Colossians 3:12. He never scalds the sinner with scornful pity. B. If He had left us in our sin we could have brought no complaint against Him. Some pardon because they cannot punish. Series: Colossians. Forbearing one smother, and forgiving one another. Forgiveness a Distinctively Christian Virtue, The Duty of Putting on All the Characteristic Qualities of the New Man, The Marks, Method, and Motive of the Christian Life, What Particularly We are to Put On. Far from it. Colossians 3:13-23 13 Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. One reference work says that in the Scriptures the Greek word translated “forgive” means “to let go [of] a debt, by not demanding it.�Thus, when we choose to forgive someone who has wronged us, we let go of any need for reparations from the offender. 6/24/2001. Colossians 3:1-11 Raised with Christ “If then you have been raised up with Christ, keep seeking the things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. 1. He took the curse of creation upon himself (Gal. The universal church throughout the ages is ruled by Christ, as is each local congregation of believers who profess Him as Lord. The Lovely Insufficiency of Gratitude What Thanksgiving Can’t Do for You. The Christian t… THE DUTY. (7) Consciously. His example is decisive both as to the act and the manner of it. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. If someone has hurt, wounded, or abused you in some way, the last thing you’re thinking about is forgiving them. Christ achieved this status through His death and resurrection because He is "the firstborn from the dead" (v.18). He forgave us long ago. Paul said as much in chapter 2 of Colossians: “You have been buried with Christ in baptism, in which you were also raised with him.” And now in Colossians 3, Paul says the same thing: “For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.” Forgive as the Lord forgave you. "As God's elect, holy and beloved." 2 Set your mind on the things above, not on the things that are on earth. Besides this there are two reasons. The link has been copied to your clipboard; paste it anywhere you would like to share it. This temper is eminently conducive to peaceful relations and diminishes the natural friction of life. It is the praise of Christian love that it suffers long (1 Corinthians 13:4). What does it mean? 28. February 2, 2004. Change Language {{#items}} {{local_title}} (c) It makes us like God himself (1 John 4:16). The Glory of God and Why We Sing. We all need to be forgiven, which means we are all surrounded by people that we will need to forgive. This forbearance and forgiveness are vital. (a) It is the proof of faith (Galatians 5:6). The elect ones of God. It’s more likely you’re thinking about punishing them and inflicting pain on them since they inflicted pain on you. Men did all they could against Him. The saints are: 1. 14 And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity. J. Vernon McGee . The New Man, Old Man, and the Holy Spirit 3:10-14. by Chester McCalley. By Dr. Timothy Keller. It is closely allied to kindness, for it takes an unselfish view of personal interests. Ephesians 4:32 Be kind and tender-hearted to one another, forgiving each other just as in Christ God forgave you. It is not a reprieve, but a free pardon. They are linked together as companion graces in Galatians 5:22. All and All in All. 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