Put off Old Self, Put on New Self


Ephesians 4;22-23

Put off = Old self

Falsehood

a lie is a voluntary disagreement of the mind and speech, with a design to deceive; it is to speak that which is false, contrary to truth shining in the mind; and it is spoken knowingly and willingly, and with a design to impose upon others;

Sinful anger

kindled not against sins, but persons; as when it is without a cause; when it exceeds due bounds; when it is not directed to a good end; when it is productive of bad effects, either in words or actions; and when it is soon raised, or long continues

Stealing

fraudulent taking away of another man’s goods, without the knowledge and will of the owner, for the sake of gain; to which evil may be reduced, not making good, or not performing payments, all unjust contracts, detention of wages, unlawful usury (illegal interest; a premium or compensation paid or stipulated to be paid for the use of money borrowed or retained, beyond the rate of interest established by law), unfaithfulness in anything committed to trust, advising, encouraging, and receiving from thieves

unwholesome talk

rotten, that is, worthless (literally or morally): – bad, corrupt

As unsavoury speech, foolish talking, light and frothy language, that which is filthy, unprofitable, noxious, and nauseous, and all that is sinful; such as profane oaths, curses, and imprecations, unchaste words, angry ones, proud, haughty, and arrogant expressions, lies, perjury, &c. which may be called corrupt,

Grieving the holy spirit

he may be grieved, not only by unconverted persons, by their stubborn resistance and opposition to the Gospel and means of grace, and by their contempt of his person, office, and grace, but by believers themselves, and who are here spoken to; and which may be done both by their words, lying, angry, and corrupt ones, before cautioned against, Eph_4:25 and by their actions, their behaviour towards God, their conversation in the world, and by their carriage to one another, which is suggested in the following verse: also he may be grieved by their thoughts, their vain and sinful thoughts, and that they are no better employed; and especially when they entertain any undervaluing ones of Jesus Christ, whose glorifier he is; and by the unbelief of their hearts, and by their unmindfulness of the things of the Spirit; and when they disregard the rules, dictates, and advice of the Spirit, and make no use of him:

Bitterness

In a figurative sense, extreme enmity, grudge, hatred; or rather an excessive degree or implacableness of passions and emotions; as the bitterness of anger. Keenness of reproach (To charge with a fault in severe language, to suggest blame for any thing; To treat with scorn or contempt); piquancy (Sharpness); biting sarcasm.

Rage

passion (as if breathing hard): – fierceness, indignation, wrath; from the base word that means properly to rush (breathe hard, blow, smoke), that is, (by implication) to sacrifice (properly by fire, but generally); by extension to immolate (slaughter for any purpose): – kill, (do) sacrifice, slay.

Anger

properly desire (as a reaching forth or excitement of the mind), that is, (by analogy) violent passion (ire, or [justifiable] abhorrence); by implication punishment: – anger, indignation, vengeance, wrath.

Violent outbreak.

Brawling

an outcry (in notification, tumult or grief): – clamour, cry (-ing); from the base word meaning: properly to “croak” (as a raven) or scream, that is, (generally) to call aloud (shriek, exclaim, intreat): – cry (out).

Outward manifestation of anger in vociferation or brawling. Noise, disorder, high words; such as men use in a brawl, or when they are excited.

Slander

Slander, backbiting, angry expressions, tale-bearing, reproaches, etc.

Put on = New Self

New Attitude of your minds

to renovate, that is, reform: – renew.

The renewal takes place, not in the mind, but in the spirit of it. “The change is not in mind psychologically, either in its essence or in its operation; and neither is it in the mind as if it were a superficial change of opinion either on points of doctrine or practice: but it is in the spirit of the mind; in that which gives mind both its bent and its materials of thought.

In your temper; your heart; your nature. The very ground of your heart.

New self created to be like god in true righteousness and holiness

equity (of character or act); specifically (Christian) justification: – righteousness. Purity of heart and rectitude of life; conformity of heart and life to the divine law.

The state of being holy; purity or integrity of moral character; freedom from sin; sanctity. Applied to the Supreme Being, holiness denotes perfect purity or integrity of moral character, one of his essential attributes.

Speak truthfully

A prolonged form of an otherwise obsolete verb; to talk, that is, utter words: – preach, say, speak (after), talk, tell, utter

both with respect to civil and religious affairs, in common conversation, in trade and business, and in all things relating to God and men:

Do something useful with your hands

to feel fatigue; by implication to work hard: – (bestow) labour, toil, be wearied.

Talk that is helpful for building others up

architecture, that is, (concretely) a structure; figuratively confirmation: – building, edify (-ication, -ing).

to instruct, counsel, and comfort others; to promote their intelligence anti purity; that which is materially good, or the subject of it is good; that which is true, pure, pleasant, and profitable

Profitable to the speaker and hearers. To the use of edifying – To forward them in repentance, faith, or holiness.

Kind

employed, that is, (by implication) useful (in manner or morals): – better, easy, good (-ness), gracious, kind. From the base word that means: to furnish what is needed; (give an oracle, “graze” [touch slightly], light upon, etc.), that is, (by implication) to employ or (by extension) to act towards one in a given manner: – entreat, use.

Good, affable, courteous; which appears in looks, words, and actions; by looking pleasantly on each other, speaking kindly to one another, and mutually doing every good office that lies in their way, and in their power:

The secret of true politeness is “benevolence,” or a desire to make others happy; and a Christian should be the most polite of people.

His courtesy is to be the result of love, good-will, and a desire of the happiness of all others

Compassionate

well compassioned, that is, sympathetic: – pitiful, tender-hearted.

Having a heart disposed to pity and compassion, and especially disposed to show kindness to the faults of erring brethren; for so the connection demands.

Forgiving

to grant as a favor, that is, gratuitously, in kindness, pardon or rescue: – deliver, (frankly) forgive, (freely) give, grant.

saints should give freely to one another, for outward support, where it is needful; and should impart spiritual gifts and experience for inward comfort, where it is wanted, and as they have ability; and that from this consideration, that all they have, whether in temporals or spirituals, is freely given by God in Christ, and for his sake; with whom he freely gives them all things; in whom he has given them grace, and blessed them with all spiritual blessings; as peace, pardon, righteousness, and eternal life.

Colossians 3

Put off

Minds off earthly things

Sexual immorality

harlotry (including adultery and incest); figuratively idolatry: – fornication. From the base word meaning: to act the harlot, that is, (literally) indulge unlawful lust (of either sex), or (figuratively) practise idolatry: – commit (fornication).

the sin of uncleanness committed by single persons, or out of the state of marriage, and which the Gentiles did not account sinful

Impurity

impurity (the quality), physically or morally: – uncleanness.

of every sort, all other impure actions, as adultery, incest, sodomy, and every other unnatural lust;

Lust

properly suffering (“pathos”), that is, (subjectively) a passion (especially concupiscence): – (inordinate) affection, lust.

Every passion which does not flow from and lead to the love of God.

Evil desires

worthless (intrinsically such; whereas G4190 properly refers to effects), that is, (subjectively) depraved, or (objectively) injurious: – bad, evil, harm, ill, noisome, wicked. – a longing (especially for what is forbidden): – concupiscence, desire, lust (after).

so called to distinguish it from that natural concupiscence, or desire after things lawful and necessary, and which is implanted in nature by God himself; and from that spiritual concupiscence or desire after spiritual things, and that lusting against the flesh and carnal things, which is formed in the heart of a regenerate man by the Spirit of God. includes every fleshly lust and inordinate desire, or every desire after that which is not lawful, or does not belong to a man; as what is another’s property, his wife, or goods, or anything that is his; and so very naturally follows,

Greed

avarice, that is, (by implication) fraudulency, extortion: – covetous (-ness) practices, greediness.

an immoderate love of money, the root of all evil, an insatiable desire of having more, and of having more than a man’s own; and is enlarged as hell, and as death is not satisfied, but still craves more, without making any good use of what is possessed:

Anger

properly desire (as a reaching forth or excitement of the mind), that is, (by analogy) violent passion (ire, or [justifiable] abhorrence); by implication punishment: – anger, indignation, vengeance, wrath.

Violent outbreak.

Rage

passion (as if breathing hard): – fierceness, indignation, wrath; from the base word that means properly to rush (breathe hard, blow, smoke), that is, (by implication) to sacrifice (properly by fire, but generally); by extension to immolate (slaughter for any purpose): – kill, (do) sacrifice, slay.

Malice

badness, that is, (subjectively) depravity, or (actively) malignity, or (passively) trouble: – evil, malice (-iousness), naughtiness, wickedness. From the base word meaning: worthless (intrinsically such; whereas G4190 properly refers to effects), that is, (subjectively) depraved, or (objectively) injurious: – bad, evil, harm, ill, noisome, wicked.

Slander

vilification (especially against God): – blasphemy, evil speaking, railing.

The word here seems to mean all injurious and calumnious speaking – whether against God or man.

Filthy language

vile conversation: – filthy communication. From base words that mean: shameful, that is, base (specifically venal)

Not merely filthy talking, as A.V., but foul-mouthed abuse. Rev., shameful speaking. Lewd, indecent, and immodest discourse;

applicable to all speech that is unsavoury, unedifying, idle, and useless, and may be properly enough said of flattery, lying, cursing, and swearing; yet chiefly regards obscene language, unchaste words, and filthy talking,

Lying

to utter an untruth or attempt to deceive by falsehood: – falsely, lie.

Put on

Set your heart on things above

Compassions

Kindness

Humility

Gentleness

Patience

bear with each other

Forgive

Love

Peace of Christ

Be thankful

Teach and admonish one another with wisdom

Sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs with gratitude

What ever you do do, do it all in the name of Jesus

Give thanks to God

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