Jun 14, 2019
You are a new creation. You have experienced new birth and have been given a new nature. How many times have you heard those truths? But how much do you really believe them? There is a part of each and every one of us as Christ-followers that embraces those Scriptural realities intellectually, but still find it difficult to live them out in everyday life. We don’t feel new. We don’t always act like new creations. And our old nature seems far more in control than whatever new nature we received. So, our doubt turns to duty. In the face of what appears to be a less-than-new lifestyle, we tend to look for a list of things we need to do in order to grow up, measure up, and muster up some much-needed righteousness in our life. But Paul would have us look up - to God. He has done it all. He not only saved us, but He has provided everything necessary to sanctify us.