God’s Truth for Trying Times - 5/13/20


God’s Truth for Trying Times - 5/13/20


We need God’s truth in trying times. Read the Scripture passage, think about what it is saying, then pray; by yourself or with your household. Let the Word of Christ dwell in you richly (Col. 3:16).


READ: Col. 3:12-14


“Put on then, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.” (Colossians‬ ‭3:12-14‬)


CONSIDER: This passage is known as the new clothes of the Christian. Taking off the old life and putting on what has been provided in the new life in Christ. You’ll notice that everything listed in these verses are things that God has given to believers, to be applied in daily living. Notice, it is not automatic, we must actively practice these things. Putting on the new life is only possible in the power of the Holy Spirit.


THINK: What does this declare about God? What are God’s people being called to do? What assurance is given? How does the Word of God transform our hearts and lives and relationships?


PRAY:‬‬ Pray these verses to God as a prayer. Pour out your heart in praise to God. Pray for others. Present needs to Him.