Psalm 115:15 (D-R)
15 Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints.
Lord Archbishop Dr. Uwe A.E.Rosenkranz, MA,D.D / Allgemein
Erlösung / Kampf des Glaubens / Galater 6,5–6; Kolosser 3,9–10; Lukas 8,17; 1. Korinther 10,20–21; Markus 10,45; Jesaja 40,31; Psalm 116,15; Jeremia 29,13; Matthäus 7,15
Wie wir den geistlichen Kampf gewinnen und mehr als Überwinder werden.
Lexham Context Commentary: New Testament Leaving the Old Self (3:5–11)
3:9 Paul provides one final sin to reject. Unlike his previous lists in 3:5, 8, Paul isolates only one sin. While this vice is connected with the relational sins of 3:8, there is a slight variation in terms of emphasizing truthfulness instead of hostility toward others. The command in this verse is clear: do not lie. The reason for this command rests in the notion that lying is tied to the old self, which has been put to death (3:3), and is not in congruence with the new life for which Paul is advocating. Paul will continue his explanation for advancing truthfulness in 3:10–11.
3:10 Paul continues explaining why believers should reject lying, but this verse also serves as the start of his transition to encouraging believers to embrace their new life. It is insufficient to simply reject sinfulness, and so Paul is calling the Colossians to also put on the new self. As the old is rejected, it is replaced with the new. Whereas the old self practiced deceit, the new self is based on true knowledge. This knowledge aligns with the person and character of Jesus, who has already been established as the Creator in 1:15–16. Jesus is the picture of the new self, and the Christian is to follow his example.
Lexham Context Commentary: New Testament Parable of the Lamp (8:16–18)
8:17 Jesus’ truth will reveal the quality and work of a person’s heart.
Lexham Context Commentary: New Testament Avoid Pagan Religious Ceremonies (10:14–22)
10:20 Paul makes his point quite clear here—paganism is a work of demons, and therefore sharing in pagan worship is fellowship with the demons who lurk behind the ceremonies. One can hardly imagine a more motivating reason to avoid pagan ceremonies.
10:21–22 Paul says that people cannot serve Christ at the same time as they serve Belial (2 Cor 6:15). This is very similar to Jesus’ teaching in Matt 6:24. Paul also quite tellingly explains how God responds to religious syncretism: God becomes jealous and exercises his strength against the spiritual adulterers. The OT is full of accounts of religious syncretism and the judgment from God that it elicits (e.g., Zeph 1:1–6).
Lexham Context Commentary: New Testament Blind Disciples Seeking Greatness (10:35–45)
10:45 Jesus makes explicit the basis for his upending common notions of spiritual leadership. No servant is above his master (John 15:20). If Jesus has come to humble himself even to the death of the cross, how can his servants expect or demand ease and privilege? They must humble themselves if they will serve such a humble master; Phil 2:1–11. The disciples are still blind and need to learn the way of the cross (8:34–38).
Psalm 20,9 ELB
Jene krümmen sich und fallen, wir aber stehen und bleiben aufrecht.