THURSDAY 7TH MAY 2020
WORD FOCUS: PUT ON YOUR NEW CLOTHES
TEXT: Ephesians 4:24 “And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness….”
The book of Colossians instructs us to set our minds on things above and not on the earth for our life is hidden in Christ and God – Col. 3:1-8. When you entertain wrong thoughts in the privacy of your mind, you may be tempted to excuse yourself by saying, ‘What harm will it do?’ More harm than you know! You become what you dwell on. The Bible says, ‘Scripture demands that you Put off your old self…put on the new self’ (vv. 22, 24). You may not want to admit you’re still wearing some of those ‘old’ clothes (attitudes, pastimes, and practices), but the truth is you can’t put on your new ones until you take off the old ones. There are weights and sins that still ensnare us. ‘Put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires…put on the new self, created to be like God and consciously put off falsehood and speak truthfully…Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, and do not give the devil a foothold.
Anyone who has been stealing must steal no longer but must work, doing something useful with their own hands, that they may have something to share with those in need. Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up…Do not grieve the Holy Spirit… Get rid of all bitterness, rage, and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you’ (vv. 22-32). The word for you today is: it’s time to take off your old clothes and put on your new ones, which represents our new life in Christ that is received in knowledge according to the image of Him who created Him. Old wine does not fit new bottles. Excusing our attitudes is not God’s will (Jn 15:22).
MEDITATION: Gal. 3:27, Heb. 3:12-13.
ACTS 18/JDGS 9/JOB 38
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