Daily Devotions


Day 65

"Therefore put to death..."

Text: Colossians 3:5


It would be wonderful to have hearts and minds that are well focused on things above, where Christ sits at the right hand of God. However, the reality of life is that few are dwelling on spiritual and eternal matters. Paul wrote candid about how we ought to deal with the things that hinder us in our spiritual growth.

“Therefore put to death your members which are on the earth:
fornication, uncleanness, passion, evil desire, and covetousness,
which is idolatry.”

Colossians 3:5

1. “Therefore put to death your members”

a) “Put to death” was also written in the imperative mode.
b) Significance:-
i) To terminate

ii) To decisively act to end sinful activities

c) “Members” (of the body)
i) Mind
ii) Heart
iii) Will
iv) The flesh

2. A series of sins

a) This series is strung together.
b) Suggesting that none is worse than the other.
c) All are bad!
d) This list of sins is not exhaustive.
e) These sins have to do with the flesh.

3. “And covetousness”

a) This sin was singled out.
b) What is “covetousness?”
i) It is desiring what we do not have.
ii) It is desiring more even when we have much.
iii) This sin was so bad it was compared to idolatry.