Scripture: Colossians 3:12 – Therefore, as Gods chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.
Observation: 1st we are chosen holy and DEARLY loved, amazing in itself and 2nd God tells how to conduct ourselves in that love.
Application: I love the fact that I am chosen by God and dearly loved by God. I love that all of Colossians 3 tells how to conduct ourselves as christians. He has rules for the wife, the husband, and the children. But most of all he has rules for us:
Be compassionate, the world is a really tough place and there are a lot of tough people in it, but I think if we show a little compassion in a place where people don’t think it fits, how much more will Jesus shine?
Be kind, often time we are in such a hurry that we forget kindness, I’m not saying we are not kind, but what about those times when you need to be ahead of that car or ahead of that person in line? Showing a little kindness can go a long way in making someone’s day.
Be Humble, easier said than done isn’t it? But oh how Jesus shines when we are humble.,
Be Gentle, gruff and tough doesn’t show anyone the love of Christ.
Be Patient, at times, we want something done right now, but if we wait on the Lord, the payoff is so much more!! God knows whats best for us and he knows when it is best for us.
Prayer: Lord thank you for your direction in life, thank you for your word that shows us how to conduct ourselves in a world that is of the flesh. I praise you because you love me enough to show me how to love others, you Lord are loved DEARLY!!