Put off – Lack of Moderation
A false balance is abomination to the LORD: but a just weight is his delight.
Put on – Temperance
1 Corinthians 9:25
And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible.
Put off – Irreverence
Keep thy foot when thou goest to the house of God, and be more ready to hear, than to give the sacrifice of fools: for they consider not that they do evil.
Put on – Reverence
God is greatly to be feared in the assembly of the saints, and to be had in reverence of all them that are about him.
Put off – Irresponsibility
And if ye have not been faithful in that which is another man’s, who shall give you that which is your own?
Put on – Responsibility
He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much: and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much.
Put off – Burying Talents
Then he which had received the one talent came and said, Lord, I knew thee that thou art an hard man, reaping where thou hast not sown, and gathering where thou hast not strawed: And I was afraid, and went and hid thy talent in the earth: lo, there thou hast that is thine. His lord answered and said unto him, Thou wicked and slothful servant, thou knewest that I reap where I sowed not, and gather where I have not strawed:
Put on – Developing Abilities
1 Corinthians 4:2
Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful.
Put off – Unfaithfulness
Confidence in an unfaithful man in time of trouble is like a broken tooth, and a foot out of joint.
Put on – Faithfulness
He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much: and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much. If therefore ye have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches? And if ye have not been faithful in that which is another man’s, who shall give you that which is your own?
Put off – Slothfulness
He also that is slothful in his work is brother to him that is a great waster.
Put on – Wholeheartedness
And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men;
Put off – Complacency
I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot.
Put on – Zeal
As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.
Put off – the Old Man
That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts;
Put on – the New Man
And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.
And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
God works out all things for the good to those who love Him. Sometimes when we suffer heartbreak, tragedy, disappointment, frustration, and discouragement we wonder what good will come out of it. We need to remember nothing happens by chance, luck, or fate, as God always works out everything for our benefit and His will.
So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.
This is a confident confession of the one who has Christ. The fact is that in Christ, we have perfect security, perfect protection, perfect peace.