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C. He helps us to maintain this focus by providing guidelines for us whose life is hidden with Christ in God.” (verse 3)

“PUTTING” from NKJV5 Therefore put to death your members which are on the earth: fornication, uncleanness, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry.Paul said there were no more requirements for the people of Colosse, but there were certainly guidelines, yes? next week we might go further into considering the depths of the meaning of “putting to death,” and “putting off”You’ll notice every one of these items listed were of a nature that drew attention, focus, and desires toward one sin or another.These are those things that entirely wreck our focus and purpose from being on the things of God. They capture the entirety of the mind.Paul continues in vs. 8-9 NKJV8 But now you yourselves are to put off all these: anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy language out of your mouth. 9 Do not lie to one another, since you have put off the old man with his deeds,Quite like our own condition in the present day. All hang-ups that we can find ourselves re-shackling ourselves with.​ NKJV23 All things are lawful for me, but not all things are helpful; all things are lawful for me, but not all things edify.​ NKJV12 All things are lawful for me, but all things are not helpful. All things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any.C. PROPRIOCEPTIONThat sense that most have: simply: awareness of where our body is within its environment.Positioning of limbs and bodyClose your eyes and touch your noseWalking up stairsBeing able to steer, shift, operate pedals while looking in various directions.This is what prayer is But I can’t get my mind off of those things that hound me, and occupy my thoughts!” “Establish for yourselves what is true treasure.” HE’S ALREADY THERE.
NKJV6 In the house of the righteous there is much treasure, But in the revenue of the wicked is trouble.
“Put off” seen elsewhere in Scripture​ NKJV12 The night is far spent, the day is at hand. Therefore let us cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light.
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