In the last two posts, we have looked at the importance of walking in forgiveness, and aligning ourselves with what God says. However repentance also requires change. For many of us that often translates into an attempt to conquer a sinful habit, followed by failure and discouragement.
for a tree is recognised by its fruit."
For if, by the trespass of the one man, death reigned through that one man,
how much more will those who receive God's abundant provision of grace
and of the gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man, Jesus Christ!
You have been set free from sin and have become slaves to righteousness.
God made him who had no sin to be sin for us,
so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.
...put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.
We can look at all our failures, and choose to believe that's who we are; then, as Kris Valloton says, if we believe we are sinners, we'll sin by faith! However, the truth is, that we were sinners, but now we have a new identity: we are new creations, made in the image of God and filled His life.
Which identity are you living in today - the old or the new?
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