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The Jesus Label

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November 6, 2021 8:00 pm

The Jesus Label

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November 6, 2021 8:00 pm

“Son, I don’t have much to give you. But I do have a good name, so don’t mess it up.” Those wise, weighty words were uttered by Johnnie Bettis as his son Jerome left home for college. Jerome quoted his father in his Professional American Football Hall of Fame acceptance speech. These sage words that Jerome has carried with him throughout his life have been so influential that he closed his riveting speech with similar words to his own son. “Son, there’s not much that I can give you that’s more important than our good name.”

A good name is vital for believers in Jesus. Paul’s words in Colossians 3:12–17 remind us about who it is that we represent (v. 17). Character is like clothing that we wear, and this passage puts the “Jesus label” of clothing on display: “As God’s chosen people . . . clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive one another. . . . And over all these virtues put on love” (vv. 12–14). These are not just our “Sunday clothes”—we’re to wear them everywhere, all the time as God works in us to reflect Him. When our lives are characterized by these qualities, we demonstrate that we “have His name.” May we prayerfully and carefully represent Him as He provides what we need.

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Welcome to today's encouragement from Our Daily Bread. Martha Jackson Dyke titled today's reading the Jesus label son.

I don't have much to give you but I do have a good name so don't mess it up. Those wise weighty words were uttered by Johnny Bettis as his son Jerome left home for college drone quoted his father in his American professional football Hall of Fame acceptance speech. These sage words that Jerome has carried with him throughout his life been so influential that he closed his riveting speech with similar words to his own son son, there's not much that I can give you that's more important than our good name a good name is vital for believers in Jesus, Paul's words in Colossians 312 to 17 remind us who it is that we represent characters like the clothing that we wear in this passage puts the Jesus label of clothing on display as God's chosen people clothes yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility and gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive one another and over all these virtues put on love. These are just our Sunday close were to wear them everywhere all the time as God works in us to reflect him when our lives are characterized by these qualities, we demonstrate that we have his name, may we prayerfully and carefully represent him as he provides what we need.

Join me now as I read today's Scripture reading from Colossians chapter 3 verses 12 to 17 therefore is God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved clothes yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive one another. If any of you has a grievance against someone forgive as the Lord forgave you all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity that the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful that the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms and hymns and songs from the spirit singing to God with gratitude in your hearts, and whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the father through him. Shall we pray father forgive us when we do not represent Jesus. Well, give us strength encouraged to be better dressed for your glory in Christ's name's sake. It's in Jesus name we pray. Amen. Today's encouragement was provided by Our Daily Bread ministries


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