Kindness Day 2

Praise the LORD, O my soul.  O LORD my God, you are very great; you are clothed with splendor and majesty.  He wraps himself in light as with a garment; he stretches out the heavens like a tent and lays the beams of his upper chambers on their waters.  He makes the clouds his chariot and rides on the wings of the wind. – He waters the mountains from his upper chambers; the earth is satisfied by the fruit of his work. – How many are your works, O LORD! In wisdom you made them all; the earth is full of your creatures.  (Psalm 104:1-3, 13, 24).

Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God.  Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.  For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God.  When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.  Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry.  Because of these things the wrath of God is coming.  You used to walk in these ways, in the life you once lived.  But now you must rid yourselves of all such things as these:  anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your lips.  Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator.  Here there is no Greek or Jew, circumcised or uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave or free, but Christ is all and is in all.  Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.  (Col. 3:1-12).

1. Where are we to set our hearts and minds?

2. Where is a believers life now hidden?  Who is a believer’s life?

3. Which of the items listed that belong to a believer’s old life and earthly nature do you tend to struggle with?  What is our new self being renewed by?

4. After putting off the old man, how is a believer to clothe themselves? 

5. Meditate upon the Psalm above – or another Psalm that points your heart toward God’s greatness – and ask the Lord to help you clothe yourself in the richness of his kindness for your day.

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