September 19
New Creation
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. 2 Corinthians 5:17
Read 2 Corinthians Chapter 5:12-21
We come to Christ with beaten and broken lives marred by our sinful nature. Then He pours out His forgiveness and washes and cleanses us from sin. Our old nature takes a back seat to our new nature in Christ, and all things become new. As we progress in our faith, we realize that we still have sinful natures. Yet, a child of God can never be comfortable living for the flesh. Oftentimes, when we feel a little discouraged about life and our walk with God, we should look back and remember how far He has brought us. We are not the same as when we first believed. We are a new creation. The enemy is the one who seeks to confuse us and turn us away from God. A true child of God does not exercise the option of turning away, even though he may be tempted by Satan. The Apostle Peter had this to say when Jesus confronted him about his faith: Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. (John 6:68b) If you are in a quandary and wrestle with doubts as to whether you are a new creation, believe God for the invisible and know that it is His good pleasure to work in and through you.

Prayer: Thank You for the encouragement found in Your Word, and the promise of being a work in progress.

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