“Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. “
How would it look if you were a representative of the United States in a foreign country and acted like a fool, cussing and fussing, showing little compassion or patience with others and just plain being a jerk? It would undoubtedly be on all the media outlets for the world to see. On top of that humiliation you would probably be dressed down verbally by the President who appointed you to the position in the first place. Did you know that when you received Christ into your life you became a representative of His? Well you did. We are called to be like Christ, who set an example for us with His life over 2000 years ago. We can read all about it in the Bible. So what’s the problem? We’re human and painfully so. We seek to go our own way and act in ways that would make our own mother blush.
Some of us need to take our walk with Christ a little more seriously. Paul lays out for the Colossians some parameters for living. If we are clothing ourselves in something, isn’t it just like immersion? Weigh the words listed in the above scripture seriously. It may take some time for you to achieve these attributes in some cases, but to strive for it should be our daily aim. Humility. Selflessness. Reach for it … it IS attainable through Christ, but you have to have the “want to”.
WALK WITH THE KING TODAY AND BE A BLESSING!!