Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Daily Devo...The icing on the cake

There's nothing like walking into a house and smelling a cake baking.

"Ohh something smells good! Is that chocolate cake?"

No matter how good it smells though, a cake isn't a cake until you break out the frosting! My kids use to wait for the cake to be frosted so they could lick the bowl but mainly because they knew the cake was ready to eat!

Whenever we put the finishing touches on something, we say, "the icing on the cake", which means, something good has been added to something that is already good.

A cake is good by itself, but how much more amazing is it when the icing is added?

"And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness." -Colossians 3:14

Paul is telling the Christians of Colossae the essential elements of living a victorious life: put on the spiritual graces of mercy, kindness, meekness, long suffering, forbearance and forgiveness. Because they were quarreling, fussing and stepping on each other, Paul was saying put off the old and put on the new.

Everything Paul was saying to live a victorious life was good, however, the icing on the cake was when he said to even make it better, add charity, or love.

Even God said "love" is the cream of the crop or the icing on the cake..."and now abideth faith, hope, love; but the greatest of these is love." (1 Cor. 13:13)

Without love, we are nothing. Without love we are just making noise, our deeds are meaningless, our mountains have no value. To say we are a Christian but yet do not love others is simply just a cake with no icing!

Saying you are a Christian is good, but genuinely sharing the love of Christ is making a good thing even better. It's the icing on the cake!


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