"Put On A Heart..."
“Put On A Heart…”
So, we as believers…
set our minds on the things above
seek the things above
die to self/flesh
put aside the evil practices of the old self
put on the new self
The new self is being renewed…constantly…to a true knowledge according to the image of the One who created us.
In His image…we are being conformed…transformed.
We have a choice.
We can walk within the evil practices of the old self.
Or, we can put on the new self that is provided by the Lord and walk/abide in Him.
We are chosen by God…
So, as those who have been chosen of God, holy and beloved, put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience;
bearing with one another, and forgiving each other, whoever has a complaint against anyone; just as the Lord forgave you, so also should you.
We are chosen.
We are holy.
We are beloved.
We are to put on the new heart that the Lord has given us.
A heart of compassion.
A heart of kindness.
A heart of humility.
A heart of gentleness.
A heart of patience.
How different the Body of Christ would be if we would simply obey this Word.
Rather, we are encompassed about with defensiveness, arrogance, smugness, self-promotion, impertinent narcissism, fear, backbiting, rebellion, refusal to repent, etc.
Where is the compassionate person with no agenda other than the good of the other?
Where is the kind person?
Where is the humble person…true humility…as seen in Moses?
(Now the man Moses was very humble, more than any man who was on the face of the earth.)
Where is the gentle?
Where is the patient?
All these characterstics are within the True Believer.
If we set aside the practices of the past.
If we put on the new self.
If we put on the heart of God.
…to be continued…