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4 ; the latter , from the expectation of our life of glory ; When Christ , who is our life
, shall appear , then shall ye also appear with him in glory . 1 . Of the duties .
Seek those things which are above . ] The word Seek indicates labour and effort ...
For ye are dead , and your life is hid with Christ in God ; When Christ who is our
life shall appear , then shall ye also appear with him in glory . That the things
which are above were to be sought by the Colossians , and so by all believers , is
And this certainty is shewn by the circumstance of the time assigned when this
life of glory shall be given us ; namely , when Christ shall appear . We shall begin
from the former reason . For ye are dead ] Namely , to sin , to the world , and to
For he derives this most beautiful exhortation , Seek not the things that are on
earth , because ye are dead , from the consideration of baptism , as it will appear
to those who look back to the 12th verse of the foregoing Chapter . So in Rom . vi
2 , We are now the children of God , but it doth not yet appear what we shall be :
nay , we are not indeed able to take in even in imagination this hidden life , 1 Cor
. ii . 9 . With Christ in God . ] This also fitly accords both to the spiritual life to ...
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