3Since you have been raised to new life with Christ, set your sights on the realities of heaven, where Christ sits in the place of honor at God's right hand.G1487G4891G3767G4891G5547G2212G507G3757G5547G2076G2521G1722G1188G2316 2Think about the things of heaven, not the things of earth.G5426G507G3361G1909G1093 3For you died to this life, and your real life is hidden with Christ in God.G1063G599G2532G5216G2222G2928G4862G5547G1722G2316 4And when Christ, who is your life, is revealed to the whole world, you will share in all his glory.G3752G5547G2257G2222G5319G5119G5319G5210G2532G5319G4862G846G1722G1391 5So put to death the sinful, earthly things lurking within you. Have nothing to do with sexual immorality, impurity, lust, and evil desires. Don't be greedy, for a greedy person is an idolater, worshiping the things of this world.G3499G3767G5216G3196G3588G1909G1093G4202G167G3806G2556G1939G2532G4124G3748G2076G1495 6Because of these sins, the anger of God is coming.G1223G3739G3709G2316G2064G1909G5207G543 7You used to do these things when your life was still part of this world.G1722G3739G5210G2532G4043G4218G3753G2198G1722G846 8But now is the time to get rid of anger, rage, malicious behavior, slander, and dirty language.G1161G3570G5210G2532G659G3956G3709G2372G2549G988G148G1537G5216G4750 9Don't lie to each other, for you have stripped off your old sinful nature and all its wicked deeds.G5574G3361G1519G240G554G3820G444G4862G846G4234 10Put on your new nature, and be renewed as you learn to know your Creator and become like him.G2532G1746G3501G3588G341G1519G1922G2596G1504G2936G846 11In this new life, it doesn't matter if you are a Jew or a Gentile, circumcised or uncircumcised, barbaric, uncivilized, slave, or free. Christ is all that matters, and he lives in all of us.G3699G1762G3756G1672G2532G2453G4061G2532G203G915G4658G1401G1658G235G5547G3956G2532G1722G3956 12Since God chose you to be the holy people he loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.G1746G3767G5613G1588G2316G40G2532G25G4698G3628G5544G5012G4236G3115 13Make allowance for each other's faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others.G430G240G2532G5483G1438G1437G5100G2192G3437G4314G5100G2531G2532G5547G5483G5213G3779G2532G5210 14Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds us all together in perfect harmony.G1161G1909G3956G5125G26G3748G2076G4886G5047 15And let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts. For as members of one body you are called to live in peace. And always be thankful.G2532G1018G1515G2316G1018G1722G5216G2588G1519G3739G2532G2564G1722G1520G4983G2532G1096G2170 16Let the message about Christ, in all its richness, fill your lives. Teach and counsel each other with all the wisdom he gives. Sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs to God with thankful hearts.G1774G3056G5547G1774G1722G5213G4146G1722G3956G4678G1321G2532G3560G1438G5568G2532G5215G2532G4152G5603G103G1722G5485G1722G5216G2588G2962 17And whatever you do or say, do it as a representative of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through him to God the Father.G2532G3748G3956G302G4160G1722G3056G2228G1722G2041G3956G1722G3686G2962G2424G2168G2316G2532G3962G1223G846 18Wives, submit to your husbands, as is fitting for those who belong to the Lord.G1135G5293G2398G435G5613G433G1722G2962 19Husbands, love your wives and never treat them harshly.G435G25G1135G2532G4087G3361G4087G4314G846 20Children, always obey your parents, for this pleases the Lord.G5043G5219G1118G2596G3956G1063G5124G2076G2101G2962 21Fathers, do not aggravate your children, or they will become discouraged.G3962G2042G3361G5216G5043G3363G120 22Slaves, obey your earthly masters in everything you do. Try to please them all the time, not just when they are watching you. Serve them sincerely because of your reverent fear of the Lord.G1401G5219G2596G3956G2962G2596G4561G3361G1722G3787G5613G441G235G1722G572G2588G5399G2316 23Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people.G2532G3956G3748G1437G4160G2038G1537G5590G5613G2962G2532G3756G444 24Remember that the Lord will give you an inheritance as your reward, and that the Master you are serving is Christ.G1492G3754G575G2962G618G469G2817G1063G1398G2962G5547 25But if you do what is wrong, you will be paid back for the wrong you have done. For God has no favorites.G1161G91G2865G91G3739G91G2532G2076G3756G4382
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