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Risen with Christ; Colossians 2:12.
Dead; that is, your former life of worldliness and sin was ended by your union with Christ.
Mortify--your members; keep evil propensities under strict subjection.
The old man; the former man.
The word of Christ; the doctrine of Christ.
Provoke not your children, &c.; that is, in all things deal with them gently and tenderly.
Eye-service; pretended fidelity.--Singleness; honesty and faithfulness.
As to the Lord; that is, feeling a direct responsibility to him.
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Abbott, John S. C. & Abbott, Jacob. "Commentary on Colossians 3". "Abbott's Illustrated New Testament". https://www.studylight.org/
the Week of Proper 25 / Ordinary 30