A city of Phrygia in Asia Minor. The Epistle of Paul to the Colossians was written to the Christian assembly at this place (Col. 1:2). Colossae was destroyed by an earthquake about 65 A. D., during the reign of Nero, and was rebuilt.
Meta. An aggregation of thoughts in man's consciousness that pertains to the activity of the law of sowing and reaping (punishment penalty, i.e., retributive punishment) as it is set forth in Galatians 6:7: "Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. For he that soweth unto his own flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth unto the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap eternal life." As the Christ thought and the Christ Spirit are introduced more fully into this state of consciousness, the individual recognizes more of the corrective and instructive (correction, discipline, i.e., instruction) side of seeming punishments, which are the results of error. By his holding to the good, seeming error falls away and he becomes established in good only.