My very good friend over at Christian Blessings has gifted us with this very practical and Christ honoring article that I couldn’t resist sharing. As some com-mentors suggest, it’s very difficult to find anything to add. Better to simply soak up its truths. Enjoy!
Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, long-suffering. Colossians 3:12
In the Hebrew Bible, the Greek Septuagint, the Greek New Testament, the King James Bible, bowels play a central role as a term for deep human feeling, specific moral virtues, and the love of God. Such bowel imagery is ubiquitous, appearing not only in obscure passages, but also in many of the most important discussions of charity, God’s grace.
Bowels of mercies – Be merciful, not in act merely, but in spirit and affection. In all cases of this kind let your heart dictate to your hand; be clothed with bowels of mercy – let your tenderest feelings come in contact with the miseries of the distressed as soon as ever they present themselves. The apostle would have them to feel the slightest touch of another’s misery; and…
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