He sheweth where we should seek Christ.
Colossians 3:1 If ye then be raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Colossians 3:2 Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. Colossians 3:3 For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. Colossians 3:4 When Christ, [who is] our life, shall appear, then will ye also appear with him in glory.
He exhorteth to mortification,
Colossians 3:5 Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; lewdness, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry: Colossians 3:6 For which things the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience: Colossians 3:7 In which ye also walked formerly, when ye lived with them. Colossians 3:8 But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth. Colossians 3:9 Lie not one to another, seeing ye have put off the old man with his deeds;
to put off the old man, and to put on Christ,
Colossians 3:10 And have put on the new [man], which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him: Colossians 3:11 Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond [nor] free: but Christ [is] all, and in all.
exhorting to charity, humility, and other several duties.
Colossians 3:12 Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, long-suffering; Colossians 3:13 Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man hath a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also [do] ye. Colossians 3:14 And above all these things [put on] charity, which is the bond of perfectness. Colossians 3:15 And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful. Colossians 3:16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms, and hymns, and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. Colossians 3:17 And whatever ye do in word or deed, [do] all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him. Colossians 3:18 Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands, as it is fit in the Lord. Colossians 3:19 Husbands, love [your] wives, and be not bitter against them. Colossians 3:20 Children, obey [your] parents in all things: for this is well-pleasing to the Lord. Colossians 3:21 Fathers, provoke not your children [to anger], lest they be discouraged. Colossians 3:22 Servants, obey in all things [your] masters according to the flesh; not with eye-service, as men-pleasers; but in singleness of heart, fearing God: Colossians 3:23 And whatever ye do, do [it] heartily, as to the Lord, and not to men; Colossians 3:24 Knowing that from the Lord ye will receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ. Colossians 3:25 But he that doeth wrong, will receive for the wrong which he hath done: and there is no respect of persons.