Monday, July 18, 2016

July 19, 2016

"Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility......" Colossians 3:12

So what is a Christ-follower supposed to wear in order to be readily identified as a Christian?

Paul told the believers at Colossi to "clothe yourself" with" compassion, kindness and HUMILITY.

What did He mean by that?

The word used for "humility" implies that you see yourself and others honestly in light of God's grace. No matter what position or status or celebrity you have attained in your life, you are a product of what God is doing for you through Christ. 

Regardless of how little another person has accomplished or possesses or how low his status might be, he too, is a product of God's grace.

Clothe yourself in that humble awareness that as fellow recipients of God's grace you are on common ground with every other believer.

The longer you follow Christ and the closer you follow Christ the more aware you should be of how precious and vast God's grace is!

So, a true Christ-follower puts on the garment of grace and grows increasingly more humble the longer he follows.

A Christ-follower takes his eyes off the mirror and focuses upward to Jesus and outward to others. A properly clothed follower of Jesus is so amazed by the grace of God in his life he humbly honors others as objects of God's grace as well.

My I humbly suggest you clothe yourself in His humility?