New clothes

RE Verse reading–Colossians 3:12-4, Hebrews 13:1-8,14-16 ( day three)  “So, as those who have been chosen of God, holy and beloved, put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.”  (Colossians 3:12)  “Put on the new self who is being renewed to a true knowledge according to the image of the One who created him–a renewal in which there is no distinction between Greek and Jew. . .slave and freeman”  (Colossians 3:10-11)  A uniquely Christian thought–the way forward is to “put on” a new self.  In union with Christ, the old self can be sloughed off like a dry snake skin, discarded like clothes that no longer fit because we have gotten in shape or lost weight.  New attitudes and values can now be worn, affecting all our relationships. Great hope!  We are not stuck being the people we always have been.  Our old wardrobe doesn’t fit anymore.  In Christ, we are new people.  New clothes are waiting to be put on.

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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