Daily Devotions


Day 71

"As the elect of God..."

Text: Colossians 3:12


What does it mean to belong to God as His people? What would characterise His people if it is neither ethnicity nor religious traditions? Paul offers the following thought.

“Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on
tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering.”

Colossians 3:12

1. God’s people are wondrously described here

a) “The elect of God”
i) Chosen by God
ii) Called by God
b) “Holy”
i) Sanctified
ii) Set apart
c) “Beloved”
i) Greatly loved by God.
ii) Dear to Him.

2. “Therefore”

a) Certain ramifications must be considered.
b) The following thoughts arise logically from being “the elect of God”.

3. “Put on”

a) This term was specially selected.
b) It is a term that one would use to dress a person up.

4. The characteristic garments of the elect of God include the following:-

a) Tender mercies (deep compassion is in mind)
b) Kindness
c) Humility
d) Meekness
e) Longsuffering (patience)
These virtues reflect the work of grace in the heart!