When we wake up in the morning, we get ready for the day.
We put on our clothes for the day.
Wherever we go, our clothes go too! Just as we put on our clothes for the day, we are to clothe ourselves in love and put on love.
When we clothe ourselves in love, we are dressing ourselves in compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, patience, and forgiveness.
Colossians 3:12-14 tells us:
“Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, CLOTHE YOURSELVES with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.
How do we qualify for entrance into God's eternal kingdom? How do we gain possession of eternal life? The Bible tells us in Colossians 1:12 that the Father has qualified us to share in his loved Son's kingdom.
The word qualified means to be allowed entrance into an event or organization because a person met the standards necessary for entrance. It also means to be allowed possession of something because the necessary conditions were met by the person seeking the possession.
Because many people have never been told about the good news of God's grace, the very grace the Father provides that qualifies us entrance into his loved Son's kingdom, they spend their days trying to qualify themselves, leaving many feeling disqualified for entrance into eternal life in the kingdom.
Colossians 2:10 says we have been made complete in Christ. What does this mean?
To understand a verse, we must first understand the context of the verse. Paul wrote to believers in Colossae who had responded to the good news of God's grace that Jesus had done everything for them through his death and resurrection to achieve for them salvation, leaving them nothing to do but only receive by faith what Jesus had done. Grace was having an incredible impact on their lives (Colossians 1:3-8).