The bond of perfection

Posted: July 15, 2015 in christian living, ecclesia, Jesus

Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering;  bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do.  But above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection.; -Colossians 3

These are things that we must learn as individuals by the Holy Spirit.  Love for God and his people is worth more than all of the empty Bible knowledge in the world.  Knowledge requires no real cross or sacrifice, but loving obedience often involves crucifying the flesh for the glory of God (and that often for the good of others rather than ourselves).

Hasn’t Jesus called us to this very work of lovingly and patiently serving others, often at the expense of our own flesh, for the glory of God the father?  How easy it is to get distracted from this calling and miss out on the heart of Jesus.

 

 

 

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