“Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new – 2 Corinthians 5:17
LIGHT FOR NOW: A man created in Christ is not ordinary.
To behold, is to see. As a new man in Christ, you have the responsibility to see that all things are now new. For you to be able to see well as a believer, you must begin to see things the way God sees things. You must also see yourself the way God sees you. Our text for today tells us that if any man be in Christ, he is a new creation, made in the image and likeness of God. You are not an ordinary man. A man created in Christ is ordinary. If God says that you are now born again in His image, having been conformed to the image of His son Jesus Christ by adoption, then you must see yourself that way. “For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the first born among many brethren. Moreover, whom he did predestinate, them he also called, and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified” (Romans 8:29-30).
God is seeing you as a son, His special creation in Christ Jesus (John 1:12). Apostle Peter in 1Peter 2:9-10 says, “But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light: which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy”. Therefore, you must see yourself as a son of God specially created to show forth his praise and his word will find expression in your life.
INSTRUCTION: Acknowledge that all that are become new.
Prayer: I am born of God. In this New Year, I will show forth his praise, in Jesus Name!
QUOTE: You are not an ordinary man.
DAILY BIBLE READING: MORNING: GENESIS CHAPTER 6; EVENING: MATTHEW CHAPTER 6