Re: Verse reading–Ephesians 4:17-5:20 (day one)
“That in reference to your former manner of life, you lay aside the old self, which is being corrupted in accordance with the lusts of deceit, and. . .that you put on a new self”—v 22-23.
It is an old story. Sad. Harry Truman use to say, “The only new thing in the world is the history you don’t know.” We may THINK that our sins are new/ unique to the 21st Century. Not so. When Jesus said ,“I have overcome the world”, He did not mean in a material or military sense. The savior conquered the world by purchasing a people for Himself with His own blood. These people are His “proof” that a new way of life is possible and desirable. By the Spirit, through faith, we become living proof of the Savior’s power and purpose. Sin is not new. It is OLD, and needs to be laid aside for NEW life in Christ.