Daily Bread 3/8/2023


    Daily Bread – March 8, 2023 (The Fourth Day – Genesis 1:14-19) Ephesians 4:22 – You shall lay aside, concerning the former behavior, the old man, which is corrupt according to deceitful desires. Laying Aside The Old Man The former behavior of the old man has no place in the life of the person that has been born again. The old man and his affections were crucified with Christ, and the body of sin belonging to that nature was destroyed (Romans 6:6; Colossians 2:11). When we were made a new creation, we stepped out of the old and into the new to learn a whole new way of living (2 Corinthians 5:17). Therefore, now being in Christ Jesus, everything old has passed away, and we should have no desire to turn back. Each day we grow and mature in the ways of God and discover the wonderful life that was instantaneously given to us. The Greek word ‘palaion’ refers to the ancient state of things, or the original condition. In this case, it was the original condition of sinful man and his desires – thus this is the spiritual paleontology of the unredeemed man, from the shame and sin of Adam to the glory and splendor of Christ. The old man has been crucified with Christ Jesus and the new man now lives (Ephesians 4:24; Colossians 3:10). The old man was destroyed so the body (or dominion) of sin could also be destroyed (Romans 5:14, 21, 6:12, 14). As a result, the redeemed individual who was made a new creation may now walk in the divine nature and newness of life, having been made new and free from sin (Romans 6:4-7; 2 Peter 1:3-4). This is a miracle life that is worth living and it is dependent upon walking in the Spirit (John 3:3-6; Romans 8:14). Blessings, Pastor Mark Spitsbergen