Why so much emphasis on what I need to do?
Have you noticed that a big part of Colossians is about how we must live our life, now? That is my second owl.
Those accustomed to have compartments for each aspect of life, may find this unnerving. We may be ready to accept theological truths – no harm in that. But, what’s all this business of what we must do? One thing is what I believe, if any, and another is how I live my life, and why I do it the way I do it… Right?
We are called to live our lives in certain ways because of these three reasons…
… his power is real and effective, even on this life
…. we are accountable before him (look at all the calls to action, starting in chapter 2)
…. he want us to have real satisfaction, now
6 Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him, 7 rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.