Summary: ~Paul tells the believers in Colossi to love heavenly things; set your hearts and minds on things above --
#8~Col. 3:1-11 ~IN THIS CHAPTER, PAUL BEGINS DEALING WITH PRACTICAL CHRISTIAN LIVING~ 1-12-14
We'll be in chapter 3: today, but to help us get connected back up with our thought line let's read:
Col. 2:16-23 Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, [what you eat or drink] or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the Sabbath days:
[Sabbath- is always to do with the Jews of the O.T.]
* In Exo.20: we find the 10 commandments;
Verse 8 say's Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.
It is the only commandment that is not found in the N.T. -- The "Sabbath" has nothing to do with the N.T. Church, its altogether for the O.T. Jews.
16- Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, [what you eat or drink] or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the Sabbath days:
17Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ.
~ A shadow is not the real thing. -- There is a difference between the shadow and the substance.
18Let no man beguile you [rob you] of your reward in a voluntary humility [self-imposed -- humility- and Pestered by rules and regulations]
] --- and worshipping of angels, intruding into those things which he hath not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind,
19And not holding the Head, [Christ] from which all the body [Church] by joints and bands having nourishment ministered, and knit together, increaseth with the increase of God.
20Wherefore if ye be dead with Christ from the rudiments [elements] of the world, why, as though living in the world, are ye subject to ordinances,
21(Touch not; taste not; handle not; 22Which all are to perish with the using;) after the commandments and doctrines of men?
23Which things have indeed a shew of wisdom in will worship, and humility, and neglecting of the body; not in any honour to the satisfying of the flesh.
Paul here is talking about an appearance, a masquerading. --- "Will-worship" means self-imposed worship, with one's self in mind.
1If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.
~ When a person is at work, he does not sit down; Jesus is seated at God's right hand because His work is finished.
@@@ Luke 2:41- 50 Now his parents went to Jerusalem every year at the feast of the Passover.
Deut.16:16 Three times in a year shall all thy males appear before the LORD thy God in the place which he shall choose; in --
1-- the feast of unleavened bread, [Passover] -- To commemorate Israel's deliverance from Egyptian bondage, -- and the hardships of Israel's hurried flight from Egypt.
2 --- and in the feast of weeks, -- The feast of Pentecost, of weeks, of wheat-harvest or of the first-fruits. -- The Feast of Pentecost was held fifty days after Passover. -- To dedicate and consecrate the first-fruits of the barley harvest.
Pentecost -- is from the Greek word meaning fiftieth.
3 -- and in the feast of tabernacles:- The feast of tabernacles or "of ingathering".--this was when, in remembrance with thanksgiving of the major fruits of the ground, were gathered in, the corn, the wine and the oil.- etc.