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
Do you remember when you were a kid learning the story of the Emperor’s New Clothes? Remember how that story went?
The swindler comes in to the kingdom and he somehow wrangles his way into the presence of the Emperor. And he says, “Listen Emperor. I want to make you a new suit
of clothes. It’s going to be the most beautiful, the most exquisite suit anyone has ever seen and I am going to make it out of a fabric that only an honest person can see.”
The Emperor is impressed and he hires this guy to make him a new suit. The man begins to weave and he is weaving nothing, but no one wants to say anything, because
he said if you can’t see it, it is because you are not an honest person.
Then he begins to cut out the material and he is cutting nothing, but nobody will say anything about it, because if say anything about it, people will say, “you
are not honest.” Finally, he puts the clothing on the Emperor and the Emperor is wearing what? Nothing!
The Emperor parades himself through town and everybody comes out to see the Emperor’s new clothes, but nobody will say anything because they are afraid to, until
finally a little boy who doesn’t any better says, “Get some clothes on!”
speaking, it may be that the Lord Jesus Christ is looking at you right now and saying, “Get something on!”
As believers in Jesus Christ, we are to be clothed with compassion, kindness, humility, meekness, patience, mercy, and forgiveness (Colossians 3:12-13). If we are
not clothed with those things, then according to the word of God, we are really not clothed the way God wants us to be.
You may ask, “How do I put all those things on?” God’s word gives us a very simple answer to that question in Romans 13:14:
“But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to
gratify its desires.”
The way to become all that Jesus wants you to become, is to put on Jesus. Say how
do you put Him on?
You walk with Him every day. Just as simple as saying,
“Lord, I want You to fill me with Your Spirit today so that I can walk with You.”
“Lord Jesus I want to spend time in Your word so that You can speak to me.”
“And Lord I want to spend time every day on my knees before You so You can work in my life.”
Have a great day, and keep moving forward!
Posted on 06/13/2014
by Dr. Stephen Rummage filed under