Wednesday, March 4, 2020

What To Put Off And What To Put On

By: Jenifer Metzger

So if you have been raised with Christ, seek the things above,
where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds
on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your
life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is your life,
appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory.
Colossians 3:1-4

When we ask God into our heart to be our Lord and Savior, we have to make some changes. We are now raised with Christ and must seek things above and set our minds on things above.

Therefore, put to death what belongs to your earthly nature:
sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desire, and greed, which
is idolatry. Because of these, God’s wrath is coming upon the
disobedient, and you once walked in these things when you
were living in them. But now, put away all the following:
anger, wrath, malice, slander, and filthy language from your
mouth. Do not lie to one another, since you have put off the
old self with its practices and have put on the new self. You are
being renewed in knowledge according to the image of your Creator.
Colossians 3:5-10

We are told things we need to put off or put to death, such as greed, filthy language, gossip, lies, and our old practices. All the things break the heart of God and separate us from Him. But they also tarnish our witness. If we call our self a believer yet we are using filthy language or gossip or have anger, we are tarnishing the witness and the name of God.

Therefore, as God’s chosen ones, holy and dearly loved, put on
compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience, bearing
with one another and forgiving one another if anyone has a
grievance against another. Just as the Lord has forgiven you, so you
are also to forgive. Above all, put on love, which is the perfect bond of unity.
Colossians 3:12-14

Then we are told the things we need to put on such as love, kindness, gentleness, and live as Jesus. These are all things that enhance our witness, make God happy, and bring us closer to Him.

Colossians 3 is a wonderful chapter for new believers to read, but also for seasoned believers to refer to often. Let's be women who put off things that hurt the heart of God and put on things that bring us closer to Him.

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  1. My post today:

  2. It seems like God shows me something new everyday that I need to put off. Or it may be some of the some things and I just have not listened, which is the case most times. I am really trying to do better at living less like the world and more like Jesus, but it is not easy. It is definitely a work in progress. This week I updated an older post of mine because I love the message behind it. It is about viewing your home as your mission field.

  3. Love this! Thanks for posting. It is so encouraging to know that this free gift of salvation cannot be earned. The change in my life comes following salvation, not before. It's nothing I do. It's what He has done, and this changes me! :) This changes EVERYTHING!

    We have a post on bearing up other in prayer here —>


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