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But this exhortation arises and is deduced from the twelfth and thirteenth verses
of the preceding Chapter , where these words occur , Buried with him in baptism ,
who hath also raised and quickened you : hence he now infers , If ye be risen ...
Hence we infer , 1 . That heaven is not given to the indolent , but to those who
seek it by great labour , Seek ye the kingdom of God , and his righteousness ,
Matt . vi . 33 . And elsewhere , the violent take it , not those who slumber . 2 .
Hence it is that Paul exhorts us not only to know , but to savour the things which
are above . Hence we learn : 1 . That it is the duty of a pious and Christian man ,
always to have in mind that heavenly kingdom , and those heavenly good things
Hence we may conclude , that all they who promise themselves the happiness
above , when , in the meanwhile , they do not at all savour the things above , are
delighted as by a certain pleasing dream , and never will be satisfied with those ...
Hence said Bernard , There is a twofold resurrection ; one of the soul , which the
secret coming of Christ effects ; the other of the body , which the glorious coming
of Christ will accomplish . And as the outward man will receive in its corporeal ...
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I'm teaching through Colossians in a small group study that I team teach. The reason I bought this commentary was the shining review from Spurgeon, quoting Charles Bridges, who said that of all commentaries, this is second only to Owen on Hebrews. Wow. Read full review