You used to do them when your life was still part of this world. But now is the time to get rid of anger, rage, malicious behavior, slander and dirty language. Colossians 3:7,8
When you look at your hands, do they each have four fingers, a thumb and the same three lines drawn across the palm of both hands? If your answer is yes,that’s because they are purposely designed to look the same.
But what about the lifestyle of a believer and unbeliever? Are they purposely designed to look the same?
Before they became Christians, the members of the church in Colosse lived a hedonistic lifestyle. But once they became believers, the apostle Paul encouraged them to get rid of sexual immorality, anger, rage, malicious behavior, slander and dirty language,” and to clothe themselves with “mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.” (Colossians 3: 8,12). He didn’t expect their lifestyle to change immediately, but gradually as they grew in their relationship with Christ.
Our hands may be designed to look the same, but the lifestyle of a Christian and non-Christian are not. So put on your clothes today of mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, love and patience, so others can see there is something different about you.
Sharing the word,
Prayer: Father, may others see through the lifestyle I live that there is something different about me. Amen.
Jeaninne Stokes is a Christian author, speaker and Bible-teacher, and writes biblically-based inspirational poetry and devotions to inspire and equip others as they seek to grow and mature in the Christian faith. She also teaches workshops and seminars to help aspiring Christian writers who want to answer the call to write for ministry. To learn more about her writing ministry, visit her at www.JStokeswritingministries.com
Jeaninne Stokes is a Christian author, poet, educator and Bible-teacher. Her mission is to write to inspire and equip others to live a life of faith in every arena of their lives. She is the author of three books, and along with this devotion, she also writes devotions for aspiring writers, young mothers and breast cancer survivors, and writes op-ed articles on current social issues. To learn more about her writing ministry and to join her mailing list, visit her at www.jstokeswritingministries.com