8 But now set aside these things, such as anger, rage, malice, slander, and obscene language. 9 Don’t lie to each other. Take off the old human nature with its practices 10 and put on the new nature, which is renewed in knowledge by conforming to the image of the one who created it.
Paul wrote that choosing to follow Jesus is more than just a one-time emotional experience in church. He named anger, rage, malice, slander, obscene language, and lying as things to “set aside.” Scholar William Barclay noted that in the early church, “When the Christian was baptized, he put off his old clothes when he went down into the water and when he emerged he put on a new and pure white robe.”* Following Jesus takes a serious personal choice to truly become a new person.
Lord Jesus, help me discard nurtured anger, with the other negative qualities Paul listed, as I would a dirty, worn-out shirt. Guide me as I follow you by putting on your new way of life. Amen.
* William Barclay, The Letters to the Philippians, Colossians and Thessalonians (Revised Edition). Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 1975, pp. 153-154.
We’ve been in the market for a used-car to replace a 2005 Avalon before our son goes to K-State. (It’s a shame that cars don’t really last anymore.) We’ve found that there are a wide variety of used-car dealerships:
Then I came across an unusual dealership, Holy Motors Company, with an unbelievable customer rating of 9/5. Take a look at some of their “reviews.”
I’ll definitely check Holy Motors out. Hey, here’s another car for sale by owner – a 1973 Ford Pinto – “perfect for that open-flame-barbeque while tailgating at Arrowhead.” Huh. I wonder what they are asking for it.
The Pinto of the 1970’s developed a reputation for exploding when rear-ended, hence Darren’s attempt at humor. – Editor.
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