Clothe yourselves right

April 20th, 2010

The Bible says Colossians 3:12 says, “Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.”

I love this verse. It is another Bible verse that is simple and straight forward. But to make sure we understand it’s meaning, let’s have a look at some of the definitions of the words.

Compassion – a feeling of deep sympathy and sorrow for another who is stricken by misfortune, accompanied by a strong desire to alleviate the suffering.

Kindness – the state or quality of being kind

Humility – the quality or condition of being humble; modest opinion or estimate of one’s own importance or rank

Gentleness – not severe, rough, or violent; mild

Patience – the quality of being patient, as the bearing of provocation, annoyance, misfortune, or pain, without complaint, loss of temper, irritation, or the like.

Looking up the words in the dictionary help us to gain further understanding of what the verse is telling us and how God wants us to live.

The other thing I like about this verse is that it says to “clothe ourselves”. As I read I imagine putting on these things like I put on my favourite warm jumper in winter.

Let’s all clothe ourselves with the right things today.

God Bless,
Dave