Put Off … Put On Part 2
Posted on May 18, 2020 by Catey Stover in Freedom Fighters
5 For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; 6 and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; 7 and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love. 8 For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. 2 Peter 1:5-8
Last week I started a list for us on things to Put Off and Put On. The moment we were saved, we were given a new identity, and part of that new identity is that doing what the Scripture tells us to do to make us more like Christ.
Here is Part 2 of the list:
|PUT OFF||PUT ON|
|Hatred – Matthew 5:21-22||Love – 1 Corinthians 13:3|
|Gossip – 1 Timothy 5:13||Edifying speech – Ephesians 4:29|
|Critical spirit – Galatians 5:18||Kindness – Colossians 3:12|
|Lying – Ephesians 4:24||Speaking the truth – Zech. 8:16|
|Judging – Matthew 7:1-2||Let God search my heart –
John 8:9; 15:22
|Wrong motives – 1 Samuel 16:7||Spiritual motives – 1 Cor. 10:31|
|Discontent – Hebrews 13:5||Contentment – 1 Timothy 6:8|
|Irritation to others – Gal. 5:26||Preferring in love – Phil. 2:3-4|
|Losing temper – Proverbs 25:8||Self-control – Proverbs 16:32|
|Wrath – James 1:19-20||Soft answer – Proverbs 15:1|
|Murder – Exodus 20:13||Love – Romans 13:10|
|Evil Speaking – James 4:11||Good report – Proverbs 15:30|
|Profanity – Proverbs 4:24||Pure speech – Proverbs 15:4|
|Idle words – Matthew 12:36||Bridle tongue – Proverbs 21:23|
|Evil thoughts – Matthew 15:19-20||Pure thoughts – Philippians 4:8|
|Complacency – Revelation 3:15||Zeal – Revelation 3:19|
|Laziness – Proverbs 20:4||Diligence – Proverbs 6:6-11|
|Slothfulness – Proverbs 18:9||Wholeheartedness – Colossians 3:23|
|Hypocrisy – Job 8:13||Sincerity – 1 Thessalonians 2:3|
|Idolatry – Deuteronomy 11:6||Worship God only – Colossians 1:8|
|Left first love – Revelation 2:4||Fervent devotion – Revelation 2:5|
Before you toss this list out because you are frustrated, not every one of these will apply to YOU! And the purpose of this list is not so you will give it to your wife or your kids to have them work on their issues. If you want to have a real interesting time, give today’s list to your spouse or friend and ask them to share with you HONESTLY which of these you need to put off and put on. THAT would be an interesting discussion.
I’ll share Part 3 next week.
Set apart for more,
Bill Welte, President/CEO
Written by Bill Welte, President/CEO of America’s Keswick: Bill has been married to his childhood sweetheart for 40+ years and has four married kids and 11 amazing grandkids. He loves music and is an avid reader.
Think About This: “The life of a good religious person ought to abound in every virtue so that he is, on the interior, what to others he appears to be.” –Thomas `a Kempis
This Week’s Verse to Memorize: “Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. 14 [c]Because narrow is the gate and [d]difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it. –Matthew 7:13-14
Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the doctrinal and theological views held by America’s Keswick.