God's Word For Today

Daily Devotional

Get Your Clothes On!

Read Colossians 3:5 through 4:18

The server made a mistake. It was as simple as that—except to the customer. The server apologized and the customer got a free meal, but he still ranted and called the young server stupid and other choice words. The customer was just plain mean.

Unfortunately, it’s common for people to be unkind these days. The only good thing about the lack of civility in society is that it makes a true Christian stand out more.

As God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience (Colossians 3:12).

When we put on these “clothes” of goodness and love as God’s mark on our lives, people will notice. When we’re able to respond kindly and patiently with those who make colossal mistakes or when we respond gently and with humility to those who make angry accusations, it will inspire those who know the Lord to put on those clothes too. It will also make those who don’t know Christ curious about what makes us different.

Challenge for Today: Ask the Holy Spirit to help you develop behavior that will direct people to Christ.

Quicklook: Colossians 3:5–17