The breeze from the north this morning whispered of autumn, sweaters, and boots.
But who are we kidding? This is September. In Texas.
While I love my boots and sweaters, they’ll stay on the shelf a while longer. Texans layer as temps swing twenty to thirty degrees in the course of a day, so my shorts will stay close at hand.
God, however, calls for an entire wardrobe change. A change of heart calls for a change of clothes. Paul tells us what to throw out in Colossians 3:5-10 (NIV):
Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry. Because of these, the wrath of God is coming. You used to walk in these ways, in the life you once lived. But now you must also rid…