As we observed last time, Paul urges the Colossians to put away earthly-mindedness Рour penchant for sin and selfishness Рand to become truly heavenly-minded Рto embrace a life of Christ-likeness, of love. In Christ we have been  delivered from the old way of life, the way of life in which, like Adam and Eve, we lived in rebellion against God and his law; we have been delivered from that way of life and have been brought into a new way of life, the way of life in which, like Jesus, we live in joyful submission to God and love one another. It is this fundamental transformation from the old man to the new that Paul discusses today.