As holy people whom God has chosen and loved, be sympathetic, kind, humble, gentle, and patient. Put up with each other, and forgive each other if anyone has a complaint. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. Above all, be loving. This ties everything together perfectly. Also, let Christ’s peace control you. God has called you into this peace by bringing you into one body. Be thankful. Let Christ’s word with all its wisdom and richness live in you. Use psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs to teach and instruct yourselves about God’s kindness. Sing to God in your hearts. Everything you say or do should be done in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. Colossians 3:12-17
This morning, as I was reading a scripture passage, this group of scriptures seemed to jump out to me, especially in this version - God's Word Translation. There's not much more to say after reading that passage, is there?!
I know I did a check list of questions yesterday, but I like to do self-evaluations. I think they're good for us - keep us striving to grow closer to God and to transform into looking more and more like Jesus. And, it keeps us from looking like the dark world.
As a child of God - one part of God's chosen people, YOU and I should be:
Tolerate others ("Put up with people")
Let peace control you
Allow Christ's word with wisdom & richness live in you
Use psalms, hymns, and spiritual song to teach yourself
Sing to God in your hearts
Do all in the name of the Lord Jesus
Give thanks to God through Jesus
So much depth, truth, and wisdom in that small passage. I'd better get started!
Have a great weekend!