“Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have put off the old self with its practices, and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in the knowledge after the image of its creator.”- Colossians 3:9-10
Everyday we wake up bathe, brush our teeth, and put on fresh clothes for the day. It is something that most of us have come to take for granted. Spiritually speaking thee are times where we take out new selves for granted. When we come to faith in Christ there is a fundamental change in our very identity. The old self in it sinful ways is gone, and in its place is a renewed man,,,a new creature.
Though we are a new creation in Christ there are times where our old self can become manifested. We may lie or cheat to attain something we feel is needed. Paul tells us that these old ways of doing things are unacceptable because of who we are in Christ. We are being renewed day by day and must strive to be like Christ. Prayer, Bible reading, fellowship, and quiet time with the Lord help us to become more like Christ. Take some time today to examine yourself. Are you still holding on to some old clothing? The time has come to discard it and get new clothes. In Christ that old clothing no longer fits.