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Colossians 3:12-15 (NIV)
12 Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. 13 Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. 14 And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.
15 Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.
Choose one or two key verses from the Scripture reading in Colossians today and do at least one of the following for your chosen verse(s).
A – Ask questions of the text (Who, what, why, where, when)
E – Emphasize certain words as you read the text over & over
I – In your own words (paraphrase one or more verses)
O – Other verses in the Bible that say the same or opposite
U – Use it; apply the truth from the text in your life
Jesus, I know that I have hurt You by my sins, but by Your grace, You forgave me. Help me to lay the hurt from others at the foot of Your cross so that I can forgive them as You have forgiven me. Heal my heart with Your Love so that I can actually stop thinking about myself long enough to hear and see the needs of those around me and sincerely have compassion for them. Help me to respond to those in my church family with kindness. Allow Your peace to bind our church body together in unity to serve you and to serve each other in Your Holy Name. Amen.