Tuesday, February 7, 2017

clothe yourself with greatness

Okay.  That means it is a diverse group.  Some of them from all the different areas mentioned would point back to God for their strong faith, and I suggest that we would do well to follow in their footsteps if we haven’t as of yet.

These verses are a great foundation.

Colossians 3:12-16  NLT
Since God chose you to be the holy people he loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, 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, 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…

Want to be successful?  Desire to influence others?  Then live a strong life.

Clothe yourself with great character.  Like the verses say literally “clothe yourself” with greatness, put it on, choose it the way God qualifies greatness.

Allow others to be human.  You are human.  I am human.  We make mistakes.  We fail and have pain and cause others to hurt through life.  That is why great people “make allowances for each other’s faults”.  Forgiving is a big deal.  Jesus did it, and we must too.

These verses, like others, elevate love to the highest place.  Love brings unity or harmony.  Love leads to peace and even more strength.  Love allows us to have peace even in the toughest of times.

Let the truth of Christ fill you.  Great people are not full of themselves.  The greatest people are full of serving and thinking of others.  If we go back to what Jesus says often, to be great you step aside, you serve others, you give and think of others before you think of yourself.

Clothe yourself the way Jesus did!

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