Thank you! – 59

In less than a month, I have finished reading and commenting on Paul’s Letter to the Colossians.  I have now finished the New Testament four canonical gospels, Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, plus the Acts of the Apostles, and Paul’s letters to the Romans, as well 1 Corinthians and 2 Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, and Colossians.  Every time I finish commenting on a book of the Bible, I send a thank you blog.  I usually post five blogs a day covering a verse of the biblical books.  So far, I have posted over 14,240 blogs about the individual paragraphs of all the 46 books of the Old Testament, plus the individual verses of the first twelve books of the New Testament.  It has taken me over seven years to get this done, since I first began in 2013.

254 people follow this blog every day.  Many people have visited this site, with the highest recent month being October, 2020 when 1,939 people visited this site.  There have been over 79,875 hits on this blog since its inception.  I just want to thank all of you.  Word Press sent me a compilation that showed that about 52,200 people from 174 other countries have visited this web site since its inception.

I realize that over 14,504 people have left comments this year, but I have not responded to them.  Some of you might want to moderate my comments, which is fine with me.  If you want to contact me directly, my email is

Some of you sent me more than ten emails about how you liked this website during the last month, especially Yeshua The Son Of God.  Others include:

Yuval Bloomberg

Deep Believer | The Normalcy of Miracles Signs and Wonders

Gods Abundant Life


Here is a list of the others who have sent me email comments during the past month:



Dubbed Emotions 

Cynthia Traylor 

Pure Glory


Vincent S Artale Jr

Sachin Singh 

Isis Torres

Justin Orr

Jerry Kernes

Tracy Johnson

Stuart M. Perkins





Thank you to everyone. 

Peace – love – joy

Eugene Finnegan

Final Greetings (chapter 4)

Paul told them to greet the Laodiceans, as well as Nympha and her church house.  Archippus was to complete his task.  When they had read this letter, they were to send it on to Laodicea.  Then they should read the letter from Laodicea.  Finally, Paul wanted them to remember his chains as he left them with the grace of God.

People with Paul send greetings (chapter 4)

Paul said that Tychicus, a faithful minister and fellow servant of the Lord, would tell them all about Paul and encourage them.  Onesimus, also a faithful and beloved brother, would be going with Tychicus to Colossae.  At the same time, Paul’s fellow prisoner, Aristarchus, sent greetings.  Mark, the cousin of Barnabas, might go to Colossae also.  Justus also greeted them.  These were the circumcised Christians.  On the other hand, Epaphras, who was from Colossae, also greeted them.  He had worked hard and prayed for them as well as their neighbors in Laodicea and Hierapolis.  He wanted them to stand fast in the faith of Jesus Christ.  Finally, Luke, the physician, greeted them along with Demas.

Christian Households (chapter 3)

Paul gave instructions on how Christian households should run.  Wives should be subject to their husbands.  Husbands should love their wives and never treat them harshly.  Children should obey their parents in everything.  Fathers should not provoke their children, so that they do not lose heart.  Slaves should obey their earthly masters in everything, wholeheartedly and fearing the Lord.  They should do it for the Lord, not their human masters, since they will receive their inheritance from the Lord.  The wrongdoer will be paid back, because there is no partiality with God.  Masters should treat their slaves justly and fairly, since they know they have a master in heaven.

The new clothes (chapter 3)

Paul said that now that they were God’s chosen ones, they had to put on the new clothes of compassion, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience.  They had to bear with each other and forgive one another.  The Lord had forgiven them, now they should forgive each other.  Above all, they had to clothe themselves with love that binds everything in perfect harmony.  The peace of Christ should rule in their hearts.  They should be thankful that they were called to be one body in Christ.  The word of God should dwell in them, so that they should teach and admonish each other with wisdom and gratitude.  They should sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs to God.  Everything they did, whether in word or deed, should be done in the name of Jesus Christ, giving thanks to God the Father.

New self (chapter 3)

Paul said that they had put on the new self, a new lifestyle.  They were being renewed like their creator God.  With this new person, there would be no more distinctions, neither Greek or Jew, circumcised or uncircumcised, barbarian or cultured, slave or free.  Christ was in all and all were in Christ.  The new person was a follower of Christ, plain and simple, nothing else.

The old life (chapter 3)

Paul said that they should not do evil things like fornication, involved with impurity, passion, evil desires, greed, and idolatry.  The wrath of God was coming to those disobedient ones who practiced such things.  These were the things that they once did in their former old lifestyle.  Now it was time to get rid of that old life of anger, wrath, malice, slander and abusive language.  They were not to be liars.  They had to strip themselves of their old life and its practices.  Their old lifestyle had to die.