(Amplified Bible - Lockman) Lightfoot: All your thoughts must abide in heaven, not on the earth.For, I say it once again, you have nothing to do with mundane things: you died once for all to the world: you are living another life.The danger is to begin in this more practical section (chapters 3-4) but neglecting to meditate on and master the profound positional truths and the glorious Christology of the first two chapters (eg, truths like Col -note, Col -note, Col , 13-note, etc).
---------------The struggle itself toward the heights is enough to fill a man's heart. - Albert Camus, The Myth of Sisyphus The saddest day of your life isn't when you decide to sell out.
Unholy alliances between record labels and other commercial concerns were nothing new, but they did attain a distinctly plaintive quality during the generational marketing shift of the Alt-splosion Era.
From the labels’ standpoint, these deals meant some easy licensing revenue and a passing chance at broader promotion in an increasingly crowded field of acts.
NET: Keep thinking about things above, not things on the earth, (NET Bible) Phillips: Give your heart to the heavenly things, not to the passing things of earth.
(Phillips: Touchstone) TLB: Let heaven fill your thoughts; don’t spend your time worrying about things down here Wuest: The things above be constantly setting your mind upon, not the things on the earth; (Eerdmans) Young's Literal: the things above mind ye, not the things upon the earth, From the preceding simple tabular overview of Colossians, we can see that in chapter 3 we have entered into the practical side of this great letter.
For the corporations who flogged these slivers of forgettable plastic, they were a way to establish “cred” in a realm where in-your-face hipness had become a crucial component of youth marketing.