Colossians 3 Commentary

Please choose a passage:

Colossians 3:1-4

Paul reminds the Colossians of their standing with Christ, over and against the mindset of the flesh.

Colossians 3:5-8

Paul continues to delineate between things above and things below, listing problematic indications of the latter.

Colossians 3:9-11

Paul continues his description of behaviors that are not in alignment with the reality of Christ, or the true benefit of the Colossian believers, and exhorts the Colossian believers to stay away from them.

Colossians 3:12-15

Paul gives some examples of what it means to think and act according to the things above. And what binds them all together.

Colossians 3:16-17

Paul continues his description of the proper perspective for Christians and the associated behavioral choices.

Colossians 3:18-22

The opportunity to steward one’s character, to live according to the things above rather than the things below, is available to everyone in every circumstance and setting.

Colossians 3:23-25

Paul summarizes his plea to the Colossian believers and offers the incredible incentive therein.