“As God’s chosen people, holy and beloved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.” (Col. 3.12)
“All dressed up and no place to go.” We have heard this expression since our youth. The apostle Paul reminds us that there is a special suit that is always in style. It is a suit that the Christian wears which we call character. It is a hard suit to wear all of the time. The character suit which we wear each day is seen by all with whom we associate. But when we are “decked out” in this suit we are a blessing to those we meet.
Compassion. Kindness. Humility. Gentleness. Patience. Have you ever noticed, Lobos that a person who has one of these traits usually possesses most, if not all, of the others.
I don’t know about you; but now and then my suit gets dirty. Maybe just a spot here and a spot there. One great thing about the Christian life is: You can always clean your suit and God forgets that it was ever dirty! (Jer. 31.34)
As the psalmist said on numerous occasions: “Praise the Lord!”
Y’all read ‘em, now, ye hear?!
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