Put On Love

Colossians 3:12-14 12 Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. 13 Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. 14 And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.
The peace and compassion of the Lord has been with us since the beginning, but it has only been upon our arrival at the foot of the Cross that we have begun to understand it.  Now, we are instructed to clothe ourselves with these blessings. My question is this: “Have we have even considered that we can do this?”
As God has shared His compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience with us, He wants for us to share it with one another. He wants us to do this because it glorifies Him, and because it is the highest calling which binds is together. He knows of the growth and acceptance in our hearts as we reach deeper into His well to pull forth the spiritual drink that He freely gives. We love God because He first loved us. Now if we put on these spiritual blessings as our new clothing, then as we bless others with these virtues, we will see the growth that He intends. It is within our capabilities to forge relationships with those who we might have never considered friends. But when all has failed and friendship cannot be sought, we have at the very least given our all, for which we cannot be faulted.
Give your all to Christ. Give your all to His people. Experience the loving growth in Christ as a direct result of putting on the spiritual blessings that He freely gives