Daily Bible Reading for July 13, 2014, with Commentary: Colossians 3-4
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Context: Paul instructs the church to look at the greater picture. Do not focus on trivial, earthly matters, but on transforming your life through Christ. As a believer in Christ, we should aspire to be like Christ, exhibiting His characteristics. We can begin with our everyday relationships. Everything is spiritual in the life of a believer. Every action should strive to be pleasing to Christ. We are always to focus on Christ. Paul concludes with his final greeting, sending word of those with him and providing and introduction for those they may not know. He also instructs that his letters be shared. In his final sentence, Paul writes a brief note in his own hand, as opposed to the scribe to which he had been dictating.