My mother worked outside the home during most of my growing-up years, and I remember that the first thing she liked to do when she came home every evening was to change out of her dress clothes into a house robe. She had several to choose from, but they were all soft and warm and comfortable.
The robes suited her well, because my mother also has a soft, warm, comfortable personality.
As Christians, shouldn’t that be true of all of us? I think so. And that’s why our family is learning the following Bible verse this week:
“Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.” (Colossians 3:12)
Compassion. Kindness. Humility. Gentleness. Patience. Scripture commands us to clothe ourselves in these soft, warm, tender traits.
Really, they should be like a second skin to us. We should feel uncomfortable without them.
As much as we might like to spend our days lounging around the house in a soft, warm bathrobe, cultural conventions dictate that we wear something more appropriate when appearing in public.
But those soft, warm qualities of kindness and compassion, gentleness, patience and humility? They are appropriate in every circumstance. We can (and should) wear them 24-7!
You’ll find this week’s memory verse in the second set of our Scripture Memory Flashcards:
And for extra practice Colossians 3:12 (and other practices), I’ve made more handwriting printables, as well:
Plus, in case you missed them, here are links to the first set of flashcards and practice sheets, too:
May God honor your efforts to hide His word in your heart!