It is through the sufferings of Christ that they are enabled to come to God. 12. Broadly taken, it is for their perfecting, 'Giving thanks unto the Father, who made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light.'--COL. 12 (R.V.) And unreprovable - For, being filled with love, joy, peace, meekness, gentleness, and goodness, against these there is no law; and as they were called to love God with all their heart, soul, mind, and strength, and their neighbor as themselves, the whole spirit and design of the law was fulfilled in them, for love is the fulfilling of the law. 11 (R.V.). Through death - Whereby he purchased the reconciliation which we receive by faith. i. For man I became man that he might …Sadhu Sundar Singh—At The Master's Feet, Victory FoundAT THE close of this little volume it seems fitting to recount again a wonderful personal experience, narrated in The Sunday School Times of December 7, 1918. "Giving thanks." What is here spoken of--"all fullness." H. Griffith Thomas—The Prayers of St. Paul, The Inheritance. These things will happen if we uphold our half of the covenant. 12. Unreprovable - As to your neighbour. The word used here - ἄμωμος amōmos- means, properly “spotless, without blemish;” see Ephesians 1:4, note; Ephesians 5:27, note; Hebrews 9:4, note. i. to present you holy and unblamable, and unreproveable in his sight. To present you - The very end of that reconciliation. Colossians 1:22 Context. i. The phrase “the body of his flesh” means, the body of flesh which he assumed in order to suffer in making an atonement. In the body of his flesh - By Christ's assumption of a human body, and dying for man, he has made an atonement for sin, through which men become reconciled to God and to each other. From that time there grew up in my heart a deep yearning to know Christ in a more real way, for he seemed so unreal, …Rosalind Goforth—How I Know God Answers Prayer, Text: Colossians 1, 3-14. (Twenty-fourth Sunday after Trinity.) i. In his sight - At the day of judgment. Colossians 1:22 KJV. Change Language {{#items}} {{local_title}} You have your own special work; make it a work of intercession. “In the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight:” Colossians 1 1 2 To the saints and faithful brethren in Christ which are at Colosse: Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 9-12. I do not remember the time when I did not have in some degree a love for the Lord Jesus Christ as my Saviour. It is interesting to notice how much the thought of inheritance seems to have been filling the Apostle's mind during his writing of Ephesians and Colossians. Version. 1:22 By the body of his flesh - So distinguished from his body, the church. 29. COL. i. The whole work had reference to the glories of that day when the Redeemer and the redeemed will stand before God, and he shall present them to his Father as completely recovered from the ruins of the fall. J. Wilmot-Buxton—The Life of Duty, a Year's Plain Sermons, v. 2, Twenty-Third Day for the Holy Spirit in Your Own WorkWHAT TO PRAY.--For the Holy Spirit in your own Work "I labour, striving according to His working, which worketh in me mightily."--COL. To have a share in any earthly inheritance, is to diminish the share of the other inheritors. Cancel. Unreprovable - As to your neighbour. Adam had one commandment and he broke it after naming the woman, woman because she came from man and then naming her Eve, and so he was expelled form the Garden and missed his chance of developing with God. When CHRIST shall come in trumpet sound may I then in him be found dressed in his righteousness alone faultless to stand before his Throne. My brothers, every day of our lives we are picking up blessings which the loving, The Life of Duty, a Year's Plain Sermons, v. 2, WHAT TO PRAY.--For the Holy Spirit in your own Work "I labour, striving according to His working, which worketh in me mightily."--COL. KJV: King James Version . Colossians 1:22-23. These words express the means by which that reconciliation was made, which in the virtue and efficacy of it was applied particularly to these Colossians at their conversion whereby their minds were actually reconciled to God, as "in" or "by the body of his flesh"; that is, by the offering up of his body on the accursed tree, in which he bore the sins of his people, and made reconciliation for them: and it is so called either to distinguish it from his mystical and spiritual body the church, of which he is the head before spoken of; or from his glorious and immortal body, as now raised and exalted at God's right hand; and to denote the truth of his human body, that it was a real fleshly body, consisting of flesh and blood as ours does, and the same with ours, and not an aerial, celestial bony, or a mere phantom; and also to signify the infirmity and mortality of it, being, excepting sin, in all points like to ours, and subject to death; and that it was in that body his Father prepared for him, and he assumed; and as he was clothed with it in the days of his flesh, or mortal state, that he made reconciliation for the sins of his people, and that "through death" in it; even the death of the cross, by which he bore the penalty of the law, the curse of it, made satisfaction to justice, obtained life, abolished death, and destroyed him that had the power of it, and fixed a sure and lasting peace for all his saints; his end in which was.