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A Daily Devotion for Tuesday, January 10

Colossians 3:5


Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry.


I have learned this week, or at least relearned , to think of anything which I wrongly elevate in importance as an idol of sorts. If I have allowed it to lead me away from God, it has a power which I have wrongly allowed. But how do I take away that power? I know that prayer-- specific, intentional prayer, turns me in the right direction. It is a matter of becoming aware and proactive and seeking the active participation of the Holy Spirit.


Holy Lord, you are always near me, within me, to give me strength. I know I still need to acknowledge and ask for that power when I need help. You are my strength and my comforter. I am forever thankful. Amen


Becky, transforming

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Rosalind Spiller
Rosalind Spiller
10 ene 2023

Colossians 3:5 We have learned much from our reading and devotions this week. We now know that an idol is not necessarily a golden calf made for worship. An idol is anything that we worship, sometimes even more than God or instead of God. It has reminded me of that fine line between my wants and needs that get in my way of spending time with God. Prayer: gracious God, What a lesson this week has been. May I always choose to worship you and not “things.” Amen

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Barbara
Barbara
10 ene 2023

Colossians 3:5 Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry.


When Christ died for us, we were saved and given a new life. Old sins are replaced and we are to live in a new life in Christ. All of my senses need to be geared to Christ. We do have a choice; I could live in sin, which is idolatry, or walk in Christ footsteps.

Dearest Lord, thank you for sending your Son to us to redeem us. Let me live a life that glorifies you. In Jesus name I pray. Amen.

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Tom
Tom
10 ene 2023

Colossians 3:5

Paul never minces words. He goes straight to the point. We are not told to pray about or work on or resist any of the ungodly behaviors we gravitate toward. We are told to kill them, to put them to death. Back in 1656, a Puritan author named John Owen wrote "The Mortification of Sin," wherein he explains how to put to death sin through faith in Jesus Christ. I recently read a translation by Aaron Renn into modern English of this work. The following is from a description of the book.


Owen "tells us why it is important for the Christian to be killing sin in his life, what it means to kill sin, and why only…


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Beverly Flynn
Beverly Flynn
10 ene 2023

Tuesday, December 10th, 2022

Colossians 3:5

Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: sexual immorality, impurity,lust, evil desires, and greed which is idolatry.

We are not inclined to worship gods of wood or stone. Yet the temptation to idolatry remains a real threat to our lives, because idolatry is accepting as God something that is not God. It is worshipping a false god, rather than the true God. Every time we accept a false idea of who God is, we create a false god. We would like to believe that God thinks the way we think, that God would make the same choices that we would make, that God would view the issues of the world and evaluate…


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