There is now something you must no longer do! There are things you must put off! This is because there are things you must now be doing and things you must now put on! What are they?
Look at the agency we have as God’s people, as followers of Jesus!
We are to put off our old self and put on the new self.
We are to put away falsehood.
We are to speak the truth with one another.
Don’t sin when angry. Watch our language, only speaking what is fit for building (and not destroying). Put away bitterness and wrath and anger, clamor and slander and malice.
Be kind, tender-hearted, forgiving.
And this terrifying command – Do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God.
These are the good works we are to strive for, never let it be a thought in our minds that God forces us to be robots.
See the responsibility we have as God’s people, to go about His will for us (prepared by our loving God long beforehand).
* Father God,
Thank You that in Jesus we see the truth of how to walk, the way of life!
Please write Your word on our hearts this day, cause us to fall before You in repentance and belief.