Paul is calling the believers in Colossae to a new lifestyle, consistent with their new identity in Christ. Because they are God's chosen ones, they are called to live with the same virtues that Jesus lived with.
This is important to us today because Paul's commands to Colossians are in every way commands to us as well. Because we also are new creations in Christ Jesus, we are called to live up to what we are in Christ.
we are called to forgiveness
We ar ecalled to be compassionate, kind, humble, meek, and patient. We are called, as God's chosen ones, to put away pride, anger, malice, frustration, and to pursue ways of the Lord. Perhaps the most difficult one to do well is that last one, forgive. But we are called to patient when someone wrongs us, bear with our brothers and sisters if they wrong us, and to fully forgive those who wrong us, because we have been forgiven infinitely more. Take some time to ask the Lord to change your heart on forgiveness. He can give you a fresh perspective on the grace and forgiveness we have been shown, and this perspective can lead you into a greater grace and forgiveness for others.
- Hunter MacInnis