These Colors Have Meaning

Thanks for stopping by. You’ve likely received a red bandana. Perhaps you’re hiking the AT during this season of life. Maybe you’re pondering your life’s direction. Know that God has a purpose and plan for you. These colors have meaning. Read ahead for more on the meaning behind red, black, and white.

RED

Creation shows the greatness of God and His mighty power. (Romans 1:20) God loves you and wants you to know Him personally. He sent Jesus Christ to earth, who lived, died on a cross, and rose from the dead to free you from the penalty of your sin. “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16 (ESV) He did this so that you can have peace with God and peace in life. (Romans 15:13) “God takes care of all who stay close to him.” Psalm 31 (MSG)

For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse.

but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.

casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.

He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together. And he is the head of the body, the church. He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in everything he might be preeminent. For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell,

For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

#hardcanbehelpful

Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. Ephesians 5:15,16 (NIV)

 

These Colors Have Meaning

Thanks for stopping by. You’ve likely received a red bandana. Perhaps you’re hiking the Appalachian Trail during this season of life. Maybe you’re pondering your life’s direction. Know that God has a purpose and plan for you. These colors have meaning. Below is more on the meaning behind red, black, and white.

 

 

RED

Creation shows the greatness of God and His mighty power. (Romans 1:20) God loves you and wants you to know Him personally. He sent Jesus Christ to earth, who lived, died on a cross, and rose from the dead to free you from the penalty of your sin. “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16 (ESV) He did this so that you can have peace with God and peace in life. (Romans 15:13) “God takes care of all who stay close to him.” Psalm 31 (MSG)

For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse.

but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.

casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.

He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together. And he is the head of the body, the church. He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in everything he might be preeminent. For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell,

For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

#hardcanbehelpful

Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. Ephesians 5:15,16 (NIV)

 

BLACK

Our sin separates us from God. (Romans 5:12,15) The wrong you do, in thought, word, or deed, affects all your decisions and your relationship with God. (Romans 8:5-8) Your selfishness inhibits authentic and honest relationships with God and others. “You are in deep, deep trouble.” Psalm 31 (MSG)

for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, (Romans 3:23-24)

Therefore, just as sin came into the world through one man, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because all sinned— (Romans 5:12)

But the free gift is not like the trespass. For if many died through one man’s trespass, much more have the grace of God and the free gift by the grace of that one man Jesus Christ abounded for many. (Romans 5:15)

For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit. For to set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace. For the mind that is set on the flesh is hostile to God, for it does not submit to God’s law; indeed, it cannot. Those who are in the flesh cannot please God. (Romans 8:5-8)

WHITE

You can turn from your selfishness and the wrong you do to others when you confess your sin to God. “…if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved.” Romans 10:9-10 (ESV) Because Jesus Christ conquered sin and death, you can accept the payment He made for your sin to become a new creation, clean, in His sight, reconciled to God. (1 John 1:8,9) “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.” 2 Corinthians 5:17 (ESV) “Put your trust in God. He won’t let you d