Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry. Colossians 3:5
Look at the list of what should be put to death in our lives as followers of Christ. These are the things that used to be a part of our earthly nature. If we are in Christ or want to be in Christ we are going to have to put these things to death. Otherwise we will be continuing in idolatry.
Idolatry separates us from God and leaves us in a lost state. If we put any of these things before a relationship with God, we are committing spiritual adultery against Him. We are out of covenant relationship with Him and wandering in darkness.
We must put aside our earthly nature if we want to pleasing to God. We cannot continue in sinful behavior and be in relationship with God. If we continue in our earthly (sinful) nature we are an affront to Him. We will face His wrath. Let’s put theses things to death.
© 2017 Leo J Woodman