Put on the New Self
Read Ephesians 4:20–24
That, however, is not the way of life you learnedwhen you heard about Christ and were taught in him in accordance with the truth that is in Jesus.You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires;to be made new in the attitude of your minds;and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.
- What are the three things Paul instructs the believer to do in this passage?
- What is meant by “deceitful desires,” based on the transformation you have seen in your own life?
- In this season of your life, what are you doing to put off your old self, be made new in the attitude of your mind, and put on the new self?
Father, I am so grateful for the opportunity to be made new. As I look at my old self, I cringe at what I thought would satisfy and fulfill me. I was so deceived. Thank You for continuing to pursue me and place people around me who show me who You are. You know my heart and You know that I can still easily slide back into my old self, and that I am still deceived at times. Forgive me these lapses, and don’t stop whispering Your love, encouraging my growth, and satisfying my longing. You are shaping me even now to be like You. Reset my heart and mind on this truth. Amen.
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