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This , then , is what is here inculcated by the Apostle , viz . that the Colossians ,
and so all true Christians , are made partakers of the death and resurrection of
Christ ; and on this account it behoves them to die to sin , to live to God , to put off
The first , comprehended in the four first verses , teaches us how , and stirs us up
to seek the true end , that is to say , heaven , and Christ dwelling in heaven . The
second exhorts to the practice of those things which are ordained to this end .
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 ...
But that saying of the Saviour is true , No man can serve two masters , Matt . vi .
24 . If , therefore , we be slaves to our earthly desires , we shall never be watchful
to promote our salvation . The poet heretofore sang , Our bosoms do not admit ...
They are not true and living members under Christ the Head , whose minds are
not directed heavenward . For wheresoever the carcase is , thither will the eagles
be gathered together , Matt . xxiv . 28 . So much for the inducements to seek ...
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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