“Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.”
For the month of February, I have decided to focus on verses about “love” in honor of Valentines Day! I don’t know about you, but don’t you love wearing new clothes or a new outfit? It just feels nice! Today’s verse says that we are to “clothe” ourselves with the virtues of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience (some days this is easier said than done!!) but it goes on to say that over all these wonderful virtues, we are to put on LOVE- because love binds all of these virtues in perfect unity!
Without LOVE, there is no way we can be truly compassionate and kind and humble and patient…without LOVE none of these behaviors are possible. This verse is a reminder to me to be sure to consciously “put on love” each day…so my life will exemplify all of these wonderful virtues.