2. It could not act on his principles, and so thinks him a dissembler or mad (Mark 3:21; Acts 26:24). 4 When Christ, who is your [] life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory And so it has been in the line of spiritual descent every since. That faith, e.g., that every concern in our lives is contrived for us by a sympathizing God, a faith which embosoms us in a care so fatherly that we want some warmer word than Providence to express it, is not found except in hearts alive with personal love for Christ.III. FROM THE EYE OF THE WORLD. For it reveals Christ as our "advocate with the Father." Scripture: Colossians 3:5–17. With life all is new; its spring is gratitude, not law; its principle love, not fear; its end, the Divine glory and man's good, not a selfish salvation. 2); and. Ferguson. 3 For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. The irreligious world perceives a difference between it and the children of God which it cannot understand. Man is wide awake during the whole process of conviction and conversion. But in whom shall it be placed meanwhile? Who shall calculate the usefulness of death. Wisdom Literature The more we live amid the distractions of the world, the less vivid is the life of the soul. 2. AS THIS HIDDEN LIFE IS OBTAINED, SO IT IS TO BE MAINTAINED AND PERFECTED BY DEADNESS TO THE WORLD. It is a life of mystery. We are represented by Christ in all that He has done and is, and the Father regards us as in Him. Vital union (John 15:1-5). Hence we only know in part. 3. In like way as men become spiritual, they, too, lose their power of discernment of the things of the flesh. IN ITS ORIGIN. Let his duty be set before him, and however difficult he will not shirk it. All seems hollow: its merriment a heaviness; its eagerness a chasing of the wind; its show a painted mask; its laughter madness; its pleasures revolting (1 Corinthians 2:16; Luke 17:15).II. It is a willing death. "Hid with Christ;" what a companion! The believer, obscure and despised on earth, is acknowledged before the universe as related to Christ. To have our life hid with Him we must have Him formed in us. All we have to do is to receive Christ, and then the fruits of daily righteousness will naturally spring forth, in all forms of manly uprightness, womanly serenity, conscientious citizenship, beneficent industry.3. ITS HIDING-PLACE. III. Ah! Because so precious it is placed out of Satan's reach.III. We no longer aim at the cloudy excellence of imagination. A reception of Christ would expel this self-reference and measurement. (James Hamilton, D. D.)The lost taste— A traveller who was asked whether he did not admire the structure of some stately building made reply, "No; for I have been at Rome, where better are to be seen every day. When the world's life is hid with Him, the bloodshed of nations, the overreachings of commerce, the unequal administrations of govern-merits, the barbarous contrasts in Christian cities, the hatreds of households, will yield to a constructive principle of heavenly order. A life of justification (Romans 8:32).2. In God. And even our very soul is of a twofold character, belonging in part to the world of sense, in part to the unseen world; and belonging most to either according as the corrupt nature or the new life gains the mastery. )The Christian's life hid with ChristE B. Pusey, D. D.I. GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select a Beginning Point The doctrine gives the world truth in all its uncompromising rigour and concrete applications. SINCE OUR LIFE IS HID WE MUST NOT BE DOWNCAST IF WE HAVE NOT THE REFRESHMENT WE WOULD HAVE, NOR SEE AT ONCE THE END OF OUR ACTIONS AND OURSELVES (1 John 3:2). Praying in His name is something more than repeating a proposition at the end of our petitions. In one sense it is not so. But now, while still in it, he is dead to its charms and to its ordinances. 1. To have our life hid with Him we must have Him formed in us. As evil reacheth Him not, nor losses affect Him, nor dispraise hurt Him, so not the Christian. Promise of being manifested some day. We have, too, to feel in our friendships that the heart that beat very near to us, even after all its confidences, is hidden. 3. Thought two fold - past action & continuous state. The same Spirit which feeds it gives its birth. Having learned desire to be last, they cannot understand man's ambition to be first; nor covetousness, having learned that poverty with Christ is the true riches; nor pride, knowing the blessedness of humility. (2)Its best parts are invisible — prayer, etc. 4. )LinksColossians 3:3 NIVColossians 3:3 NLTColossians 3:3 ESVColossians 3:3 NASBColossians 3:3 KJVColossians 3:3 Bible AppsColossians 3:3 ParallelColossians 3:3 Biblia ParalelaColossians 3:3 Chinese BibleColossians 3:3 French BibleColossians 3:3 German BibleColossians 3:3 CommentariesBible Hub, (2)Its best parts are invisible — prayer, etc. B. Baker, M. A)Life hid in ChristH. Vital union (John 15:1-5). Call faith to your aid — "the evidence of things not seen.". Men hang out the tattered colours in our national sanctuaries as honourable trophies. Communion with God, justification, assurance, Christian peace and joy, are all inscrutable to the natural man, because only spiritually discerned (1 Corinthians 1:11).2. 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