Monday, April 5, 2021

Daily Devotion: Christians Are A New Creation

Bible Reading: II Corinthians 5:17 (John 3:1-8)

Key Verse: Verse 17 – Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.”

Key Words: Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature

As a new creature of God’s, we now see and act differently than we did before we were born again. All one has to do to verify that fact is look at the Samaritan woman in John 4 or Luke 10.

London businessman Lindsay Clegg told the story of a warehouse property he was selling. The building had been empty for months and needed repairs. Vandals had damaged the doors, smashed the windows, and strewn trash around the interior.

As he showed a prospective buyer the property, Clegg took pains to say that he would replace the broken windows, bring in a crew to correct any structural damage, and clean out the garbage.

Forget about the repairs,” the buyer said. “When I buy this place, I’m going to build something completely different. I don’t want the building. I want the site.”

Compared with the renovation God has in mind, our efforts to improve our own lives are as trivial as sweeping a warehouse slated for the wrecking ball. When we become God’s, the old life is over (II Corinthians 5:17). He makes all things new. All He wants is the site and permission to build.

As Christians we are a new creation. I trust and pray you live like a new creation.

What to do:

✞ Let others see Jesus through you.

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