Thursday, June 18, 2015

Bound Tightly with Love

  If you are looking for the posts about
God's Amazing Blessing
Announcement—I'm moving!
here's the link to the first Part: 

Then follow the arrows at the bottom of each post to the next Part.
There are 10 parts in all. 

I recommend that you read each part, there are amazing details—
and God took care of each and every one! 


This post is the continuation of my Study of Colossians. 

And above all these [put on] love and enfold yourselves with the bond of perfectness [which binds everything together completely in ideal harmony]. Colossians 3:14 (AMP) 
Even more than all this [Above all], clothe yourself in love, which ·holds you all together in perfect unity [or binds everything together; L is the bond of perfection/completeness]. Colossians 3:14 (EXB)
Let this (love) be the upper garment, the robe, the livery, the mark of our dignity and distinction. Matthew Henry Commentary

Put on 
In verse 12, the list of items each believer is to be wearing, begins. Verse 14 is the outer garment which hold everything in place and that most people see first. And that garment is to be love. 
Love, Agape:
Definition: brotherly love, affection, good will, love, benevolence.
From the word, Agapao,meaning:of persons: to welcome, to entertain, to be fond of, to love dearlyof things: to be well pleased, to be contented at or with a thing
Strong's Exhaustive Concordance

Love is the "girdle" that makes all the other "clothing" stay in place! It allows each of us to be kind, long-suffering, show forgiveness and forbearance. 

If I "put on" all the other things each morning, but forget "LOVE", then more than not, my actions and attitudes will be selfish and not truly reflect God's heart. I am to be bound tightly with God's love for only then will my actions and attitude be in accordance with His. 

A heart that is permeated with a deep sense of reverence for God (Acts 9:31; MSG), enables me to put on each of the items, and be bound tightly with love. 

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