Study Desk. "YOUR MIND"-For, you can only control your own thoughts. Earth is after all, nothing but a huge clod of dust, and as such, apart from its having been once the place of the Redeemer"s sufferings and sacrifice, being now the habitation of his suffering people, and to be hereafter the scene of his glory, as insignificant in the eyes of its Maker as the small dust of the balance, or the drop of the bucket. Do not attempt to leap to the top by a bound, III. Changing the mind, is the key to changing the life (ff). 6:33). But what are these "things above?" Attachment to things on the earth is unworthy of one who has risen with Christ, for they are beneath him, and the love of them is not at all in harmony with his position and prospects. A certain structure of Genesis can be seen in the fact that eleven times the Hebrew word "toledoth" (generations, histories) is mentioned as conclusion - or introduction - of a report. Chapter 29:1-31:55 Jacob's stay with Laban, Chapter 32 Jacob's fight with God and new name (Israel), Chapter 35 Jacob goes to Bethel; birth of Benjamin and death of Rachel, Chapter 36:1-37:1 Esau and his descendants; final word, 4. Or fame for him who enjoys the approval of God? The pilgrim is not to despise the comforts which he may meet with by the way, but he is not to tarry among them, or leave them with regret. The breath of God"s displeasure soon lays low in the grave all that is rich and mighty, high and proud; for "the day of the Lord of hosts shall be upon every one that is proud and lofty, and upon every one that is lifted up; and he shall be brought low" ( Isaiah 2:12). Chapter 1-5 From creation to the flood, Chapter 1 The work of the six days (general report), Chapter 2 Creation of man (special report), b. Philippians 3:19 : ‘earthly things;’ 1 John 2:15 : ‘the things that are in the world.’ Those who place this paragraph in the polemical portion of the Epistle find here a reference to the false precepts about eating, etc. Colossians. Chapter 25:12: These are the generations of Ishmael, 8. The Gadarene mind wishes Christ to depart from its coasts.” The things on earth are seen, therefore they are temporal; the things in heaven are unseen, and therefore they are eternal. Leave off therefore earthly things.” I shall not contend against others who are of a different mind; but certainly the Apostle appears to me to go on step by step, so that, in the first instance, he places traditions as to trivial matters in contrast with meditation on the heavenly life, and afterwards, as we shall see, goes a step farther. "Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth." Paul is telling us where the focus of our attention needs to be. Chapter 12:1-21:34 Abraham, the father of all believers (Romans 4), a. Click the Bible for the all new StudyLight.org!! And in no other way can they be lifted up from earth to heaven. Don"t look at life and the universe from the standpoint of these lower planes; look at them from Christ"s exalted standpoint. — Colossians 3:2. Мысли о небесном могут исходить только от понимания истин Писания (ср. 2:1 For I 1 would that ye knew what great conflict I have for you, and [for] them at Laodicea, and [for] as many as have not seen my a face in the flesh; (1) The taking away of an objection: in that he did not visit the Colossians or the Laodiceans, he was not being negligent; rather, he is so much the more careful for them. Now, that ye are converted to God, act in reference to heavenly things as ye did formerly in reference to those of earth; and vice versa. Notice how God elevates the child of God. Colossians 4:12 - Epaphras, who is one of your number, a bondslave of Jesus Christ, sends you his greetings, always laboring earnestly for you in his prayers, that you may stand perfect and fully assured in all the will of God. Use your mind to dwell on eternal truths and the really important things, dwell on reality! Being kept secure is not the thought suggested. II. To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use the convenient, Baker Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology, Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament, International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. The apostle does not urge any transcendental contempt of things below, but simply asks that the heart be not set upon them in the same way, and to the same extent, in which it is set upon things above. You have been raised to a new life, and a new perspective. Chapter 26:34-37 Jacob-Israel, or the education of the Spirit, Chapter 27 Jacob deceitfully gets the blessing, b. "Don"t let your ambitions be earthbound, set on transitory and inferior objects. (p. 210) We are to appreciate the material things which God gives us (1 Timothy 4:1-4) The same truth is taught in Matthew 6:24 ff. “Christ,” says he, “calls us upwards to himself, while these draw us downwards.” For this is the winding-up and exposition of what he had lately touched upon as to the abolition of ceremonies through the death of Christ. Already in the Old Testament it often refers to the whole Pentateuch, the Thora, i.e., the first part of the Old Testament. If then our affections be earthly, they will run towards the earth; if they be carnal and sensual, they will flow toward carnal and sensual objects. Chapter 37:2-36 Joseph's dreams and imprisonment in Egypt, c. Chapter 39:1-41:57Joseph's humiliation and exaltation, Chapter 40 Joseph interprets the dreams of Pharaoh's servants, Chapter 41 Pharaoh's dreams and Joseph's liberation, d. Chapter 42:1-47:31 The seven lean years, Chapter 43 The second journey of Joseph's brothers to Egypt, Chapter 44 The conscience of the brothers begins to awake, Chapter 47 Jacob blesses Pharaoh; Joseph, the "saviour of the world", e. Chapter 48:1-50:26 The end of Jacob and Joseph, Chapter 48 Jacob blesses Ephraim and Manasseh, Chapter 49 Jacob blesses his twelve sons and dies, Chapter 50 Jacob's burial and Joseph's death: The hope of the inheritance, To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use the convenient. 3 For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. Hence ye cannot go back to that previous mode of living. on StudyLight.org Also included links to commentaries, concordances, dictionaries, encyclopedia and lexicons. people in Christ for some 7 years or so). Set your mind (not, ‘affection’), etc. Two courses of life and two classes of things were before them. It becomes evident from two passages in the New Testament that the term "law" or "law of Moses" includes Genesis: 1 Corinthians 14:34 can only refer to the divine order in Genesis 2:18 ff; Genesis 3:16, since the law of Sinai lacks an explicit command for women to be subject, and in Galatians 4:21 ff Paul talks of the story of Ishmael and Isaac (Genesis 16; Genesis 21).In both cases he speaks of the law. Text. It contains the "seed" for all the dealings of God with this world, the principles of the relationships of God with man, and in type anticipates all future revelations of God. In all civilized countries, wisdom has been held in the highest repute: and institutions have been set on foot for the cultivation of it. but is still following out his discussion as to ceremonies, which he represents as resembling entanglements which constrain us to creep upon the ground. In Ephesians 4:31 we have “God in Christ forgave you,” because there the example of Christ, as Son of Man, is afterwards to be set forth emphatically as an example of self-sacrifice (Colossians 3:2), and hence the free mercy of forgiveness is naturally attributed to “God in Christ.” And so is preoccupation with the material and physical things of life--that"s the way pagans live (Matthew 6:32). Tried to being controlled by lust? Genesis describes the creation of the world, the fall of the first men into sin and its consequences, but not only the curse but also the first clear pointer to the redeemer.We see God's righteousness in the judgment of the great flood, but also election of grace and the life of faith in Abraham.In the story of Isaac we see the beloved son of the father who had to be sacrificed, and in the story of Joseph and his brothers the whole way of Israel with their Messiah.In the biographies of the patriarchs Abraham, Isaac and Jacob we are also presented with the personal life of faith.The tent shows us that the believer is a wandering stranger in this world, who has no remaining city here, but is looking for the one to come.The altar is the picture of fellowship with the only true God and the worship that He seeks. In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge the creator should be limited to them things before! 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