Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe 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. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.
Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.
Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, 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.
Kathy @ In Quiet Places says
What a rich and beautiful passage of scripture, it has truly blessed me this morning!
Amen! I receive this word; His word. I’ve purposed myself to adhere to it, to walk in it, and to perform it as He has instructed me. What a lovely blessing to have recieved this word. It truly is confirmation from the Holy Spirit that I’m doing as He’s instructed me to do in reference to my Dad who has soul sickeness and is in the midst of healing and redemption from it. I’ve been ministering to him as the Spirit leads me, and just before I read this message, I sent my Dad a good morning e-mail reminding him of Zechariah 3:17 (from a Dayspring Devotions e-mail in my inbox this morning). My, how wonderfully He works! Blessings and grace to all!
We thought about 1 Peter 2 (being God’s chosen people) in church this morning, and a visitor to the church came and gave me a word from God afterwards about being chosen too. 🙂
I received the Dayspring Devotion email from someone today and the scripture reading from Zephaniah 3:17 was meant for me as I have been in a lot of back pain for years and I was at my witts end today. This passage really gave me hope and renewed my faith the God is still here with me and hears my prayers.
Thanks to my friends in Christ!
Amber Kemp says
Love this verse. Forgiveness is not an easy thing, but we are called to forgive as the Lord continues to forgive us. I pray that I would not only forgive, but also put away past hurts for those who have left me wanting to be bitter towards them. I pray that I would instead lift them up in prayer, knowing that the Lord is in control. <3
Beth willis miller says
Love this…Peace is the fruit of authority—God’s authority. As Colossians 3:15 says, “Let the peace of Christ rule. Christ brings His peace where He is Prince. That’s what the title “Prince of Peace” represents…I wrote more about this in my blog post…
Rhonda Petersen says
Beautiful! This is the passage was recently read at my son and daugher-in-laws wedding as well our own…..nearly 30 yrs ago 🙂 …..and this was not intentional. Very special the ways of God, and sometimes He shouts it loud. Many times it’s soft and still….but sign posts are a blessing from Him Who loves us so 🙂
so fitting for this weekend – this was one of our scriptures at our wedding and we celebrated year one, on sunday!
Beth Williams says
Forgiveness can be hard, but if anyone has a grievance with a brother–he should forgive him first then come to God!
In this season I am learning to forgive and I feel so much better for it!!!!!