“Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.
I was shopping — in the baby section of the store — and noticed that I could clothe my future grandchild in many different ways. Do I want a girl of adventure? Dora the Explorer to the rescue. How about the traditional creatures of the Hundred Acre Wood? A soccer star? Football fanatic? There are clothes for every talent and interest.
But, as God’s chosen people — chosen by Him to be holy and blameless before Him (Ephesians 1) — we are to clothe ourselves with character, not characters. I want to teach my grandchildren to be compassionate, kind, humble, gentle and patient. But how can I expect to teach them if I have not learned those same character qualities. Lord, help me to display the character that You desire. I want to be who You want me to be.