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We have said that the first branch of the general exhortation is included in the
four first verses ; and has for its object to excite the Colossians to aim at and
desire the true good , viz . what is spiritual and divine ; and , moreover , to beget
in them ...
Unless we join these two , no one will prepare to seek heavenly things ; for there
is no desire of a thing unknown : it is , therefore , necessary to know , and
frequently to revolve in mind , these heavenly things ; for no one seeks that about
with a constant reference to these supernal things : for this is effectually to savour
the things above , viz . to be so affected by their excellence and sweetness , as to
thirst for them with an insatiable desire , and refer all things to the attainment of ...
If , therefore , we be slaves to our earthly desires , we shall never be watchful to
promote our salvation . ... Therefore , to seek and affect them , means in this place
, to desire them with the whole heart , with every labour and industry : and to ...
Therefore , like as Christ , being raised from the dead , cared no more for earthly
things , but ascended to heaven to live a glorious and heavenly life : so
Christians , who are spiritually raised , ought not to cleave to earthly things and
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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