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2 Corinthians 5:17

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.

This is a verse that brings me immense comfort. Why? It brings me comfort because daily I’m confronted with my sin. By nature I’m a sinful person. I can not escape that. I look at the day that I lived, my attitude, my response to thing and what my heart has pursued and I am constantly disappointed in myself. My sin can stack up so quickly, I find myself in a down spiral or full of guilt. This passage breathes hope, I’m no longer this sinful man. Instead, Im a new creation, that old man is dead. I’m not confined to being this sinful person that I blame myself for being. Instead I’m something new and because of Christ, sin does not define me any longer.

  1. As you have read this today, think through your yesterday and thing things you might have done that you wish you hadn’t. Do you see a flaw in who you were yesterday?
  2. Is that flaw something you can turn over to God and let die?
  3. What is the new creation you want to be act like? Make a list.