Dying to Pride, Rising to Humility

Rowan Hilsden | May 16, 2021

Topics: Pride

Scripture: Colossians 3:1-17

The Life of the New Man

So if you have been raised with Christ, seek the things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.(A) Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.(B) For you died,(C) and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is your[a] life, appears,(D) then you also will appear with him in glory.(E)

Therefore, put to death what belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity,(F) lust,(G) evil desire, and greed,(H) which is idolatry.(I) Because of these, God’s wrath(J) is coming upon the disobedient,[b] and you once walked in these things when you were living(K) in them. But now, put away(L) all the following: anger,(M) wrath,(N) malice,(O) slander,(P) and filthy language from your mouth.(Q) Do not lie(R) to one another, since you have put off(S) the old self(T) with its practices 10 and have put on(U) the new self. You are being renewed in knowledge according to the image of your[c] Creator.(V) 11 In Christ there is not Greek and Jew, circumcision and uncircumcision, barbarian, Scythian, slave and free; but Christ is all and in all.(W)

The Christian Life

12 Therefore, as God’s chosen ones, holy and dearly loved,(X) put on compassion, kindness,(Y) humility,(Z) gentleness,(AA) and patience,(AB) 13 bearing with one another and forgiving one another if anyone has a grievance against another. Just as the Lord has forgiven you, so you are also to forgive.(AC) 14 Above all, put on love, which is the perfect bond of unity. 15 And let the peace of Christ, to which you were also called(AD) in one body, rule your hearts. And be thankful. 16 Let the word of Christ dwell richly among you, in all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another through psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs,[d] singing to God with gratitude in your hearts. 17 And whatever you do, in word or in deed, do everything in the name(AE) of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

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  1. 3:4 Other mss read our
  2. 3:6 Other mss omit upon the disobedient
  3. 3:10 Lit his
  4. 3:16 Or and songs prompted by the Spirit

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