He sheweth where we should seek Christ.
Colossians 3:1 If yee then bee risen with Christ, seeke those thinges which are aboue, where Christ sitteth at the right hand of God. Colossians 3:2 Set your affections on things which are aboue, and not on things which are on the earth. Colossians 3:3 For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. Colossians 3:4 When Christ which is our life, shall appeare, then shal ye also appeare with him in glory.
He exhorteth to mortification,
Colossians 3:5 Mortifie therefore your members which are on the earth, fornication, vncleannes, the inordinate affection, euill concupiscence, and couetousnes which is idolatrie. Colossians 3:6 For the which things sake ye wrath of God commeth on the children of disobedience. Colossians 3:7 Wherein ye also walked once, when ye liued in them. Colossians 3:8 But now put ye away euen all these things, wrath, anger, maliciousnes, cursed speaking, filthie speaking, out of your mouth. Colossians 3:9 Lie not one to another, seeing that yee haue put off the olde man with his workes,
to put off the old man, and to put on Christ,
Colossians 3:10 And haue put on the newe, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him, Colossians 3:11 Where is neither Grecian nor Iewe, circumcision nor vncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond, free: But Christ is all, and in all things.
exhorting to charity, humility, and other several duties.
Colossians 3:12 Now therfore as the elect of God holy and beloued, put on the bowels of mercies, kindnesse, humblenesse of minde, meekenesse, long suffering: Colossians 3:13 Forbearing one another, and forgiuing one another, if any man haue a quarel to another: euen as Christ forgaue, euen so doe ye. Colossians 3:14 And aboue all these thinges put on loue, which is the bond of perfectnes. Colossians 3:15 And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which ye are called in one body, and be ye thankfull. Colossians 3:16 Let the worde of Christ dwell in you plenteously in all wisdome, teaching and admonishing your owne selues, in Psalmes, and hymnes, and spirituall songs, singing with a grace in your hearts to the Lord. Colossians 3:17 And whatsoeuer ye shall doe, in worde or deede, doe all in the Name of the Lorde Iesus, giuing thankes to God euen the Father by him. Colossians 3:18 Wiues, submit your selues vnto your husbands, as it is comely in the Lord. Colossians 3:19 Husbands, loue your wiues, and be not bitter vnto them. Colossians 3:20 Children, obey your parents in all thing for that is well pleasing vnto the Lord. Colossians 3:21 Fathers, prouoke not your children to anger, least they be discouraged. Colossians 3:22 Seruants, be obedient vnto them that are your masters according to the flesh, in all things, not with eye seruice as men pleasers, but in singlenes of heart, fearing God. Colossians 3:23 And whatsoeuer ye doe, doe it heartily, as to the Lord, and not to men, Colossians 3:24 Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receiue the reward of the inheritance: for ye serue the Lord Christ. Colossians 3:25 But he that doeth wrong, shall receiue for the wrong that he hath done: and there is no respect of persons.