Where’er you walk 1… be God’s chosen people, with “compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.” Actually be compassionate, kind, humble, gentle, and patient.
I will determine, every day, to be this… everywhere all the time. I am motivated to actually be this type of person because of who I am in Christ, and because God Himself has chosen me to be His representative here (2 Corinthians 5: verses 5-21), for as long as He sees fit to – until He calls me home.
as God’s own chosen people,
who are holy
[set apart, sanctified for His purpose]
well-beloved [by God Himself],
put on a heart of
compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness,
[which has the power to endure
whatever injustice or unpleasantness comes,
with good temper]
Since I “have been raised with Christ to a new life…” (verse 1) it behooves me to cultivate this heart. By the power that is at work inside of me, with His Spirit — I will “put this on”, be this… everywhere all the time, with everyone.