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Blameless

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“Holy” refers to the believer’s positional relationship to God – he is separated from sin and set apart to God by imputed righteousness.  This is justification.  As a result of the believer’s union with Christ in His death and resurrection, God considers Christians as holy as His Son (Ephesians 1:4; 2 Corinthians 5:21).  Christians are also “blameless” (without blemish) and “above reproach” (no one can bring a charge against them, Romans 8:33; Philippians 2:15).  We are to be presented to Christ, when we meet Him, as a chaste bride (Ephesians 5:25-27; 2 Corinthians 11:2).

Commentary from the MacArthur study Bible, notes for Colossians 1:22.

Complete in Him

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Believers are complete in Christ, both positionally by the imputed perfect righteousness of Christ, and the complete sufficiency of all heavenly resources for spiritual maturity.

Commentary from the MacArthur study Bible, notes for Colossians 2:10.

Be Anxious for Nothing

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Fret and worry indicate a lack of trust in God’s wisdom, sovereignty, or power.  Delighting in the Lord and meditating on His Word are a great antidote to anxiety (Psalm 1:2).  

Commentary from the MacArthur study Bible, notes for Philippians 4:6.

No less

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Paul’s answer to the pride of the more visibly gifted was to engage his analogy again and remind them that the more fragile and less lovely, in fact, ugly parts of the body which are not publicly “presentable” (v.24) are given the greater respect for their necessity.

Commentary from the MacArthur study Bible, notes for 1 Corinthians 12:22-24.