What should you “put on” today?
Every day we have to decide what to put on. Usually when I make this decision I think about what I will be doing, where I will be going and what the weather will be. Often times what we put on depends on the weather or the occasion. This week I want to share what you should “put on” no matter the day, occasion or the weather. These clothes can be worn with every day but you have put them on. When we put these clothes on, our marriage and relationships will be better and last forever.
Colossians 3:12 (NKJV) says, “Therefore, as elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies (compassion), kindness, humility, meekness (gentleness), longsuffering (patience); bearing with one another and forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do.”
Just think if every husband, every wife, and everyone would put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering and bear with one another what a difference this would make. In addition, if we would forgive one another and remember that since Christ has forgiven us, we must forgive others. Notice that the scripture says put on these things. This means that we don’t automatically wear these type of clothes, We Have to PUT THEM ON. This outfit can only be worn when you have a true relationship with Jesus Christ.
Marriage requires work! Two different people who come together from two different families, upbringings, cultures and backgrounds will have trials. There will be some good days and some bad days. There will be some wise decisions made and some stupid decisions made. There will be some happy days and some painful days, but if you would learn to put on Colossians 3:12 you will have the power to endure whatever injustice or unpleasantness that comes your way with a good temper. You can’t do it alone, so remember that God is right there to help you. Draw closer to Him and He will draw closer to you. Put on the right gear, and you will be prepared for every occasion.
Until next week . . .