(1) If we would be truly Christians, we must have Christ continually before us as the pole star, the rule of our whole life. In both is the same quiet exertion of power, the same calm majesty of law, and the laws of each can never be trifled with with impunity. Application:1. Refer all things to Him. Yes, silver and gold and gems conspired together to mark out this name on the paten, or the chalice, or the shrine; the manufacturer of Limoges worked it out in his enamel; in the monastery potteries they burnt it in on their tiles; in convents they embroidered it on chasuble and cope; in the glorious windows of churches the light came in, sanctified, as it were, and hallowed by the name of the True Light; the poor peasant was encouraged, with his clasp knife, to consecrate his house by carving the same name on the hutch of his door or the barge-boards of his roof; the name of salvation could not be out of place among the dwellings of those who looked to be saved; the name which to adore will be the work of eternity, could never be out of place for the meditation and the worship of earth.(Dr. Find Top Church Sermons, Illustrations, and Preaching Slides on Colossians 3:17. Does it not give strength to self-denial to take up our cross after Jesus? A. Recur to the motive of the text. (2) How many of us fall short of this.(J. It is plain that it must propose some motive and rule which shall touch daily life at every point. We must be supposed to be in Christ first (John 15:4-5).2. So they are ready to think that they cannot help themselves, that they must fall into sins of infirmity, and thus they cast their faults on God, or they look upon them as no great faults at all, and so they act as though they could not sin. If by a subtle process it is taken away, all become tarnished and discoloured.(W. Yes, silver and gold and gems conspired together to mark out this name on the paten, or the chalice, or the shrine; the manufacturer of Limoges worked it out in his enamel; in the monastery potteries they burnt it in on their tiles; in convents they embroidered it on chasuble and cope; in the glorious windows of churches the light came in, sanctified, as it were, and hallowed by the name of the True Light; the poor peasant was encouraged, with his clasp knife, to consecrate his house by carving the same name on the hutch of his door or the barge-boards of his roof; the name of salvation could not be out of place among the dwellings of those who looked to be saved; the name which to adore will be the work of eternity, could never be out of place for the meditation and the worship of earth.(Dr. De Witt Talmage, D. D.Plato had a fable which I have now nearly forgotten, but it ran something like this: He said spirits of the other world came back to this world to find, body and find a sphere of work. It will make contradiction sweet, to bear it meekly with Jesus; poverty, honourable to be poor with Jesus; toil, gladsome to labour for Jesus. "Whatsoever ye do," etc., as one bearing His name, in the might of His name, and to its glory. Are they evermore in his view and present to his thoughts? It is not necessary that a motive should be based on reality to be all-constraining, but it is in order that it may be a worthy motive for an intelligent being. )LinksColossians 3:17 NIVColossians 3:17 NLTColossians 3:17 ESVColossians 3:17 NASBColossians 3:17 KJVColossians 3:17 Bible AppsColossians 3:17 ParallelColossians 3:17 Biblia ParalelaColossians 3:17 Chinese BibleColossians 3:17 French BibleColossians 3:17 German BibleColossians 3:17 CommentariesBible Hub, (2)Adoption (Ephesians 1:5). The labourer working under the useful light and genial warmth does not lose his time and dazzle his sight in gazing on the sun, but plies his arm with his eye fixed on his work, and so uses for its intended purpose the light God has bestowed. (2) Is it not an outrage to require that saints should share this honour with Christ as Rome does? Because all that comes from God to us must be by His hand.III. Nay, a good and a spur which quickened every nerve. For His glory (1 Corinthians 10:31; John 5:23; Revelation 5:12, 13).5. Either it is a mere empty exaggeration, or it goes to the extent of applying to all the acts of man's life, important or unimportant. (1) for the ability to do all our works in the Lord's Name; (4) for our manifold blessings in Christ. THIS DISTINCTION IS BAD, BECAUSE IT VANISHES ON NEARER OBSERVATION. (2) Observe how such motives act. (Col. 3:17) The above is arguably one of the most misunderstood and neglected verses in all the scriptures. And the reply was, "The body of a common man, doing a common work, and for a common reward." How do you get up in the morning? Nothing is too small to be done for one deeply loved, and nothing but deep love will do unweariedly all little things to please whom it loves. The story of Daniel and the Lion's Den supplies us with many encouraging spiritual lessons about how to be the kind of man whom God fully supports! (3) Owing to a mixture of these we find Christian precept and practice widely sundered. How can we do both at once without distraction — study, speak, or do and think of Christ at the same time? The Christian at his daily task is not ever pondering spiritual truths. It is sufficient that we frequently and ordinarily make this application of mind. Let Him be the beginning from whom all flows, the end in whom all are gathered, our aim, our reward. If it could be shown that its requirements were unreal, its statements exaggerated, its views of attainment unreason. 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