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 forgive. And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.Colossians 3:12-14
When we think of upright living, it is often easy to come up with a list of do’s and don’ts, but overlook the character of the Christian life. Consider this quote from John Charles Ryle, an Anglican pastor from the nineteenth century –
According to Paul, what we put on is as important as what we put away. Let our character reveal the “image of Christ” in our own lives.