Get rid of all bitterness, rage, anger, harsh words, and slander, as well as all types of evil behavior. Instead, be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you. Ephesians 4:31-32 NLT. Putting off grudges and putting on forgiveness gave me one of the most freeing experiences I … More Put off grudges! Put on forgiveness!
But I say love your enemies! Pray for those who persecute you! Matthew 5:44 NLT. This is a command straight from the mouth of Jesus. It is very clear about what we should do. So on day 22 of the Put Off, Put On challenge, I challenge you to put on this command and live it … More Put off hate! Put on love!
Don’t be selfish; don’t try to impress others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourselves. Philippians 2:3 NLT. What a challenge it is to put ourselves anywhere but first in our lives and thoughts and actions! It’s a challenge but an expectation that God has for us as Christians. That verse in Philippians tells us … More Put off selfishness! Put on humility!
So lets not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up. Therefore if we have the opportunity, we should do good to everyone especially those in the family of faith. Galatians 6:9-10 NLT. In our busy lives, sometimes we just … More Put off idleness! Put on serving!
For all that is secret will eventually be brought into the open, and everything that is concealed will be brought to light and made known to all. Luke 8:17 NLT. If we want to be more like Christ our Savior, we need to stop telling lies, and tell the truth, stop concealing our hidden motives, … More Put off lies! Put on truth!
Throw off your old sinful nature and your former way of life, which is corrupted by lust and deception. Instead, let the Spirit renew your thoughts and attitudes. Put on your new nature, created to be like God—truly righteous and holy. Ephesians 4:22-24 NLT I love that this verse doesn’t just say put off your … More Put off old self! Put on new self!
Don’t worry about anything, instead pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank Him for all He has done. Then you will experience Gods peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4: 6-7 NLT. This verse makes it very clear how … More Put off worry! Put on peace!
Think about the things of heaven, not the things of earth. For you died to this life, and your real life is hidden with Christ in God. Colossians 3:2 When we submit ourselves to the lordship of Christ, we are made new according to 2 Corinthians 5:17. And as that new creation, we should think about … More Put off earthly things! Put on heavenly things!
And don’t forget to do good and to share with those in need. These are the sacrifices that please God. Hebrews 13:15 NLT. Me, myself, and I seems to be the way it goes. I gotta look out for me and mine. I gotta get all I can get while I can get it and keep … More Put off greed! Put on giving!
Yet true godliness with contentment is itself great wealth. After all, we brought nothing with us when we came into the world, and we can’t take anything with us when we leave it. So if we have enough food and clothing, let us be content. 1 Timothy 6:6-7 NLT. In the culture we live in, … More Put off Longing! Put on Contentment!