“Anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life has gone; a new life has begun.” 2 Corinthians 5:17
A businessman was selling a warehouse property that had been empty for months. Vandals had smashed the windows, damaged the doors, and strewn trash around the inside. As he showed the property to a prospective buyer, he explained that he would replace the broken windows, correct any structural damage, and clean out the garbage.
“Forget about the repairs,” the buyer said. “When I buy this place, I’, going to build something completely different. I don’t want the building; I want the site.”
It is the same with our loving Heavenly Father. God is not simply sweeping a warehouse slated for the wrecking ball. He is building something completely new. All He wants is the site and the permission to build.
When you became a Christian, you became a new person. The core of who you are is no longer the same. All your sins—past, present, and future—are forgiven, and Christ has clothed you in His righteousness.
Jesus exchanged our rags for His righteousness—and we will be clothed in His righteous garments for all eternity. Our old nature no longer has power over us because we have a completely new identity.
Your View of God Really Matters…
What is more reliable: your limited experience or God’s unlimited knowledge? In light of this, when your feelings say you are a total failure, but God says you are a new and righteous creation, who are you going to choose to believe? Why?
Read God’s Word Today…
“For God made Christ, who never sinned, to be the offering for our sin, so that we could be made right with God through Christ.” 2 Corinthians 5:21 NLT
GOD, because You are righteous I will live by Your standards.
Based on the writings of Bill Bright
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