Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering. . . Colossians 3:12
Jesus told the people: “Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven” (Matthew 5:16 NASB).
Following this theme, Paul wrote, “Those who have been chosen of God, holy and beloved, put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness. . .” (Colossians 3:12 NASB).
The “good works” we do in Christ never consist of WORLDLY HONORS and MATERIAL GAINS. On our own, we can never achieve the level of spirituality Christ spoke of. But thanks to His presence in us, this is attainable. We honor God by allowing the Holy Spirit to reflect Christ’s life in us.
The Light of your life should be Jesus Christ. A heart of compassion, a look of kindness and true humility, or a gentle spirit cannot be forced. It is an overflow of the Holy Spirit’s presence in the life of a believer.
Can we block His activity? YES. SIN, LEGALISM, COMPLACENCY, and LACK OF REPENTANCE block God’s work in and through us.
When God sees you, He sees the very core of your being. Allow Him to work through you to reveal His nature so that when people see you, they will see Jesus, and lives will be changed.
Dear God, work through me to reveal Your nature so that when people see me, they will see YOU.