Relevant: having significant and demonstrable bearing on the matter at hand.
Living a Relevant life in a Relative World would be a good title for Colossians 3 and 4. Paul makes a transition in chapter 3 from talking about doctrine and who we are in Christ to how to apply these truths. It does little good for believers to declare and defend the truth, but fail to demonstrate it in their lives.
These are the things we are to put to death:
These are things we are to put on:
Bearing with one another
Forgiving one another
As you read through these lists, what are the things that you need to take off or put on? Remember, putting something to death is painful and takes discipline. Ask God to strengthen you.
The things we put on are Spirit empowered characteristics! So each morning, ask for a fresh filling of the Holy Spirit so that the fruit of the Spirit would be evident in your life.
Those are some strong challenges this week! I’m in…will you join me?