All dressed up!

RE Verse reading–Colossians 3:12-14, Hebrews 13:1-8, 14-16  (day one)  “As God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, meekness and patience.  Bear with one another and. . .forgive each other; just as the Lord has forgiven you.”  (vs 12-13)  One of the Biblical images of a generous life is of “putting on” certain attitudes toward others.  The Bible says that just as we choose what we wear in the morning, we can choose our inner attitudes–what others will see on the inside of us.  We can wear sympathy, kindness, patience and forgiveness–or we can choose to withhold these generous gifts.  Strange.  Many of these qualities are listed as “fruit of the Spirit”  (Galatians 5)  No contradiction here.  All these attitudes are products of the Spirit’s presence in our lives.  They are also choices that we must make in glad submission to Him.  When we do, we are all dressed up and ready to point the world to a glorious Christ.

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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