Tuesday, September 22, 2015

livin' the life

Here in this passage from Colossians 3 - Paul's letter to the Christ followers in Colossae - he talks about what our lives should be like.

Read this slowly - it's fat with good stuff.

You may want to read it twice...

Colossians 3

 Since God chose you to be the holy people he loves,

      you must clothe yourselves with

         tenderhearted mercy,




         and patience.

13 Make allowance for each other's faults,

      and forgive anyone who offends you.

      Remember, the Lord forgave you,

      so you must forgive others.

14 Above all, clothe yourselves with love, (dan note: Paul, & Jesus, always come back to that same thing - love each other)

        which binds us all together in perfect harmony.

15 And let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts.

For as members of one body you are called to live in peace.

And always be thankful.

16 Let the message about Christ, in all its richness, fill your lives.

Teach and counsel each other with all the wisdom he gives.

Sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs to God with thankful hearts.

 And whatever you do or say, do it as a representative of the Lord Jesus,

      giving thanks through him to God the Father.  (dan note: Paul mentions twice to be thankful - maybe there's some significance to that?)

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