New Year, New Man

But ye have not so learned Christ; If so be that ye have heard him, and have been taught by him, as the truth is in Jesus: That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts; And be renewed in the spirit of your mind; And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness. 

Ephesians 4:20-24

I enjoy this part of the year because we can start to look forward to the New Year.  The New Year is an interesting time in which we can look back at the blessing, the triumphs and failures, the challenges, and the twists and turns from the past year.  But, at the same time, we can look forward to the next year.  No matter how good our previous year was, we can always be better!  In the next few days, we will look at some verses related to the New Year.

In this passage, we are told to “…put on the new man.”  As Christians, we have two natures, the old man and the new man.  The old man is sinful.  The new man is created in Christ Jesus.  The old man want to sin.  The new man wants to do right.  There is and will always be a struggle between the two.  Just as we would look into the closet in the morning and put on one shirt or another, so each day (and even each moment) we must choose to serve the Lord or serve our flesh.  The Bible implores us to “put on the new man.”  We should serve the Lord.

In this coming year, let us do our best to put on the new man each and every day.  Let us do our best to serve the Lord and not ourselves!

3 responses to this post.

  1. Amen!And this is a moment by moment momentous decision.


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