The Bible has a lot to say about our attitudes. Colossians 3:12 says, “Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.” But what does that mean? And how do we do that? Let’s take a look.
The Importance of Attitude
A right attitude is more than just a positive outlook—it’s a humble, teachable, God-centered approach to life. And the Bible has a lot to say about it.
attitude is everything. It really is. Your attitude will determine your altitude in life. It’s been said that life is 10% what happens and 90% how you respond to it. Attitude is everything.
It has been said that the longer you live, the more you realize that life is just about relationships—and our attitude toward others will determine those relationships. You can be the nicest guy in the world, but if your attitude stinks, your relationships will suffer because of it
What the Bible Says About Attitude
The Bible has a lot to say about our attitudes. Here are some key verses to help us keep our attitudes in check:
Proverbs 16:24 “Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.”
Colossians 3:12-14 “ Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.”
Ephesians 4:2 “Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.”
Philippians 2:3-5 “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of others. In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus…”
The attitude you have really does matter. It’s not just some feel-good platitude. Your attitude can actually affect your relationships, your job, and your health. So what does the Bible have to say about having the right attitude?
The Bible has a lot to say about attitude. Here are a few key verses:
“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things” (Philippians 4:8).
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God” (Philippians 4:6).
“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose” (Romans 8:28).
These verses show us that our attitudes really do matter. As Christians, we are called to think about things that are true, noble, right, pure, lovely and admirable. We are also not to worry about anything but instead bring everything to God in prayer. And we know that no matter what happens in this life, God will work it out for our good because we love Him and have been called according to His purpose.