Colossians 3

Risen with Christ; 2:12.

Dead; that is, your former life of worldliness and sin was ended by your union with Christ.

Mortify—your members; keep evil propensities under strict subjection.

Sometime; formerly.

The old man; the former man.

The word of Christ; the doctrine of Christ.

Provoke not your children, &c.; that is, in all things deal with them gently and tenderly.

Eye-service; pretended fidelity.—Singleness; honesty and faithfulness.

As to the Lord; that is, feeling a direct responsibility to him.

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