“But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh in regard to its lusts.”
“Put on your coat”, I used to holler at my kids when they ran outside to play on a cold day. Why did I care? They obviously didn’t know any better. They are so intent on playing with their little friends they easily forgot the essentials… shoes, coats, going potty, etc. I cared about their welfare more than they did. I guess that’s a parent’s job.
Today, Paul is my parent and reminds me to “put on the Lord Jesus Christ”.
I become so intent...
obsessed, hell-bent, preoccupied, fixated
...on playing with my little friends...
work, money, busy schedules, unending list of distractions, etc.
...that I can easily forget the essentials.
relationship with Jesus, prayer, Bible, seeking God, loving others, etc.
Sometime in my future, I will go outside and face cruel and wild forces of adversity, cold winds of failure, sub-zero temptations of the flesh, and the freezing power of fear. I should anticipate the conditions and listen to my parent Paul...
“Put on Jesus”!