By Kenny Tibbetts
“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. And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful.” Colossians 3:12-15
- What does Paul say about forgiveness in these instructions? Does it seem like forgiveness is optional to you?
- Why is forgiveness a crucial part of Christian character?
- Do you think it is possible for peace to “rule in your heart” while you harbor unforgiveness?
Look through the list of characteristics Paul says believers ought to have in this passage. Circle three that you think you’re doing the best at and underline the two that need the most work in your life.
Ask God to help you realize just how fully you have been forgiven in Jesus Christ. Ask Him to help you forgive in proportion to that forgiveness.
Bible Reading Plan - Day 45