God's people in every age have had to deal with the temptations of lust and anger. And it was true in Colossae as well. As the Holy Spirit begins to point out our need for change, these are the first two primary topics that he addresses. How can we say no to sexual temptation or the temptation toward covetousness? These are questions that the church of each age has addressed.
And Paul encourages us to remember that this behavior, although done away with, is the sin that Jesus died for.