“Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering.” Colossians 3:12
“Look to Jesus as your guide and pattern. . . . Study how you can be like Him, in thoughtfulness for others, in meekness and humility. Thus you may “grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ”; you may reflect His image, and be accepted of Him as His own, at His coming.
“When Jesus is comprehended by faith, and brought into the inner sanctuary of your soul, the Holy Spirit will mold and fashion the charcter after the likeness of Christ. Lessons will then be daily learned in the school of Chirst. The character of the tree will be known by its fruits. “By their fruits ye shall know them.” The Christian will shine as a light amid the moral darkness of the world. He will be tender of heart, and considerate of the feelings of others. The Word of God instructs us to be “wise as serpents, and harmless as doves,” and it is the duty of every Christian to bring himself under disciple to the rules of the Bible, that he/she may be “a workman that needeth not to be ashamed.” The work coming from the hands of those who do this, will be as lasting as eternity. It will not be mingled with a shred of selfishness, and it will not be loose, careless work.
“Tender affetions should ever be cherished between husband and wife, parents and children, brothers and sisters. Every hasty word should be checked, and there should not be even the appearance of the lack of love one for another. It is the duty of everyone in the family to be pleasant, to speak kindly.
“Cultivate tenderness, affection, and love “that have expresion in little courtiesies, in speech, in thoughtful attentions.”
“It is the inward adorning, the graces of the Spirit, the kind word, the thoughtful consideration for others that God values.”
Sons and Daughters of God, by Ellen White, p. 83 for today, March 17, 2023.