Before Breakfast: Colossians 3:3
“For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.”
Colossians 3:3 (KJV)
Apostle Paul compares the life of genuinely born again believers to a dead person who can no longer perform any function of his will nor sensitive to his environment or things happening around him.
This means every born again person is dead to the flesh, sin and the world!
To be dead to the flesh means you no longer get controlled by the flesh, because it will always influence the body to do contrary to what the Holy Spirit desires. (See Gal.5:17)
When you are dead to sin, you no longer be a slave to sin, which makes you always have the desire to commit sin. (See Romans 6:18)
When you become dead to the world, the glamour and all the good attractions of the world which are contrary to the will of God no longer entice you. Though you are still a resident of the world, but you don’t see yourself as a citizen of this world but of Heaven. (See Colossuans 3:2, 1 John 2:17)
Then your life is hidden in Christ in God, which means you are safe and secured from the turbulence of the world, and guaranteed of eternal life with Him.
Moreover, it is an expression of safety and the preciousness of believer’s life which is worth hidden from the chaos, turbulence, evil perpertrations and the negative worldly influence.
We should always make the conscious effort to retain this state of ‘deadness’ so as to have our lives hidden with Christ in God, and have the assurance of eternal life with Him.