Colossians 3: 12 – 17

February 3, 2023

12 Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering;

13 Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye.

14 And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness.

15 And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful.

16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.

17 And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.

Don’t you love it when the instructions are this simple? I’ve done recipes that are more complex.

The problem is … and you knew this was coming … actually doing and following the instructions. Human beings have a talent for picking and choosing what they will or won’t do. There was an old joke about life being from a Chinese restaurant menu – take one from column A and two from column B. Unfortunately, a Christian’s choice is limited. But it is limited in the very best way – choose Jesus and forget the rest.


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