Clothe yourself:Colossians 3:12-14

 13Since God chose you to be the holy people he loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.  13Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others. 14Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds us all together in perfect harmony. 

Colossians 3:12-14 (NLT)

When we accept Jesus into our lives, we are changed, transformed, and holy. As holy people, we need to emulate Jesus to put on a heart of compassion. Letting go of sin, pride, anger, and unforgiveness, clothing ourselves in patience, kindness, humility, gentleness, and compassion.
When we allow Christ to rule in our hearts our lives are transformed. We learn to act as Jesus did and forgive others as He forgives us. We clothe ourselves with love, learning to love one another as He has loved us.

12-14 So, chosen by God for this new life of love, dress in the wardrobe God picked out for you: compassion, kindness, humility, quiet strength, discipline. Be even-tempered, content with second place, quick to forgive an offense. Forgive as quickly and completely as the Master forgave you. And regardless of what else you put on, wear love. It’s your basic, all-purpose garment. Never be without it.

Colossians 3:12-14 (MSG)

Are you clothing yourself by putting on kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience?

Prayer; Our Heavenly Father, we thank You for Your grace, compassion, and forgiveness toward us. Teach us to clothe ourselves with mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. Help us to forgive others as you have forgiven us. Guide us, and teach us to clothe ourselves with love. Like the straw flowers are gathered close together, let us gather together with love in perfect harmony. In Jesus’ loving name. Amen


7 thoughts on “Clothe yourself:Colossians 3:12-14

  1. In the message version of these verses it says ‘regardless of what else you put on, wear love. It is your basic, all purpose garment. I love the way that is described. It ties in so well with the two greatest commands we are meant to follow. As I have said before sometimes reading different version helps us see familiar verses with a different light.
    A good verse Jeanne. Blessings 💙🙏🏽💐

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  2. Love is much needed. I have been seeing a lot of encouraging posts today about the importance of walking in love. Thank you Jeanne.This is always a needed reminder. All we do should be done in love. ❤️


    1. Hi Beverley, I agree that we should adorn ourselves daily with kindness, compassion, humility, and especially love. It is good to hear from you! Blessings! 💗🌹🌺


    1. Hi Tina, It is true; God knows how to put together the perfect outfit; we just need to dress in His love. It is always great to hear from you! 😊 Best wishes in your studies and have a great week! 💗💐🌺


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