I’ve been cleaning out closets in our house. The big boys tend to wear shorts and t-shirts for as long as possible before moving into comfy pants and sweatshirts for the cooler months. (My tween boys haven’t ventured into the world of fashion or even matching yet). The baby’s closet needs a complete overhaul every 3 months just to make room for the next size of clothes he is growing into!
“Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.”
I love the words Paul uses in Colossians 3:12, “clothe yourselves.” Paul gives us such beautiful imagery, doesn’t he? The phrase, “clothe yourselves” shares with us the notion that we must put on compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.
There is such intentionality in clothing ourselves! Putting on clothes doesn’t happen by accident. He doesn’t say, “go find,” or “try to get,” he imperatively invites us to wrap ourselves in these attributes with purpose and intent! While we wouldn’t venture out of the house without clothing, we surely shouldn’t venture out without these either!
Do you feel like you intentionally clothe yourself with compassion, kindness, gentleness and patience? If not, what will help you clothes yourself well?