As I read Colossians 3:12 (Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering. KJV) today I was struck by the fact that we are holy now that we have chosen God and Jesus.
As we are holy we need to make sure we act holy towards others. And when I looked at the second half of the verse, I decided that I need to be wearing an invisible cloak. This cloak needs to be made of mercy, kindness, humbleness, meekness, and longsuffering. That cloak needs to stay wrapped around me from head to toe covering everything but my eyes. I especially need it over my mouth, so I can make sure that all of those characteristics are coming from my mouth, not anger, malice, etc. I need my eyes uncovered, because I need to be able to see how my actions are treating others and what can be done differently. I am going to pray daily that my cloak is on.
How many of you have your cloaks on today?