Joyce Meyer expressed so beautifully that the coat of righteousness that Jesus gives us in return for our sin is always a size too big. This allows us room to grow into His likeness. Growth comes from learning by our mistakes, forgiving others for theirs and having the wisdom and courage to know when to pray and walk away. Since all of God’s people are a work in progress we are to help each other along. Prayer is the best thing one person can do for another. Kindness goes a long way.
Since God chose you to be the holy people He loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others. Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds us all together in perfect harmony.