From Pastor’s Desk:
Colossians 3:9-10 Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices 10 and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator.
“…you have taken off…” and “…put on the new…” lays the responsibility at our “Doorstep.” It’s time, maybe, to accept the fact that God has done, does, and will do, all He can do. It’s up to the individual to dedicate, commit, and pursue the life that He wants us to live.
It’s a win-win situation. What could be better than purposely living in the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator? After all, isn’t this how man-kind was created in the beginning? God declared, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness” (Genesis 1:26).
If man-kind was created in His image, after His likeness, then it’s a safe, fore-gone conclusion that we are to be like Him.
That can only be done by taking off the “old self” and putting on the “new self.” Maybe now, at the beginning of 2016, that would be a good “New Year’s Resolution” if you’re into that, and if not, just purpose in your heart to do it anyway.