Re:Verse reading–2 Corinthians 5:11-21 (day five)
Therefore from now on we recognize no one according to the flesh; even though we have known Christ according to the flesh, yet now we know Him in this way no longer. 17 Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away;
When he surrendered his life to Christ, Paul’s heart changed dramatically. He felt new and clean. He began to think in a “new and clean” way. Paul’s words for his old heart and thoughts, they “passed away”. One of the application points was his view of people- Christians and non-Christians. He began to see unbelievers in the light of the Gospel as “lost”- people who needed to find and have Christ. His heart was burdened for them. He also began to see Christians as important and viable for the Christian faith. He loved and treasured them (completely different than before).
Does our view and perspective of people indicate the ruling presence of Christ in our hearts?