Light for My Path Daily Devotion
Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. (Colossians 3:12-17 ESV)
Hymn ELH 418:4,6 How Fair the Church of Christ Shall Stand
So let your tongue, your heart, and mind
Agree to banish every kind
Of malice, falsehood and disguise,
And here on earth a paradise
Of peace and harmony maintain,
Where concord and good will shall reign.
My soul, be therefore of good cheer,
Though sinners threaten, scoff, and sneer,
Serenely on your way proceed,
Nor worldly strife and clamor heed,
For Jesus’ sake the cross you bear,
And soon with Him the crown shall wear.
Heavenly Father, help me to show my faith to others in my actions, doing all things out of love. Let my actions show the sure and certain hope of salvation You have provided to me in Your Son, Jesus Christ, in whose name I pray. Amen.