throw off your old sinful nature and your former way of life, which is corrupted by lust and deception. – Ephesians 4:22 (NLT)
Have you noticed how easy it is to fall into bad habits? I remember how often I’d go down a bad path when I was with friends. I love getting people to laugh and would do or say anything to get my friends to laugh. As you can imagine, often that would cause me to do or say something that wasn’t godly.
Once we’ve accepted Jesus into our hearts, the Bible tells us that we’ve been made new in Christ. Even though we’ve been made new, it’s up to us to act on that new nature. We have to choose to throw off our sinful nature and act out our new nature in Christ.
This isn’t always easy. It’s a choice you have to make to act out of your new nature in Christ and to put off the old habits, desires, and thoughts. So today, challenge yourself to put away those sinful desires and thoughts and live out of your new nature in Christ.