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Colossians 3:1-11

Replacing What No Longer Fits

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Colossians 3:1-11

Replacing What No Longer Fits

By Lois Parker Edstrom

Suggestion: Wear an article of clothing that is much too small. The kids will love the silliness of it.

Today’s Bible verse talks about being angry, being hurtful to others, or saying nasty or untrue things. This verse says: “…put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and shameful speaking out of your mouth” (3:8).

We are reminded that once we have accepted God’s love we need to put away those things that no longer suit us. It is like outgrowing your coat. When it no longer fits, it is time to replace that coat with one that fits better.

God’s love helps us to overcome the bad choices we make such as hurting others, saying untrue, hurtful things, getting angry or telling lies.

It’s not much fun to talk about these bad choices, but we all need a reminder once in a while. Once we know better, we can do better. God’s love teaches us how to be a better person. It teaches us how to feel more joy. God’s love teaches us to be all that we can be.

Why would you want to wear a coat that is too tight and uncomfortable? Why would you want to live in a way that no longer fits who you are?

Enjoy your new life, your new way of living.

Scripture quotations from the World English Bible

Copyright 2012, Richard Niell Donovan