God so loved us that He gave His only Son Jesus as a sacrifice so that we might have salvation from the penalty of our sins. In the same manner, we ought to show kindness toward each other, giving of ourselves to the service of God’s will, which is love.
“Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.”
The Apostle Paul wrote his letter to the Colossians while in prison, awaiting his fate at the hands of the Romans. He looked to God and wrote that Christians, despite circumstances, ought to bear with one another, in humility and patience, showing compassion, as Christ had done with His persecutors.
Count it all joy God has chosen us to have our Lord Jesus live through us in deeds and in actions. Our counsel is prayer with God in His throne room. His Spirit is our blessing. No manner of evil can take away that which is ours, given to us by God Himself as a gift.
Stand to the measure of God’s Word. Live in peace with all. Show kindness. Bless everyone. Give hope to those needing hope. Be not anxious, but be patient, for the Lord will give relief during our time of trial. Pray always. Put on love.
16 thoughts on “Put on Love”
Once we have “put on Christ” the rest of the “put ons” become easier.
Certainly, Jesus is all we need!
Than you Jack for this encouraging word. The Lord bless you and keep keep you.
Blessings to you also, Crissy!
Blessings to you, Steve!
Beautifully written inspirational message.
My prayers are with you, Kelly.
Excellent post-really encouraging! Thank you
God bless, Andy!
All glory belongs to God. Blessings!