Saturday, July 17, 2010

We Are New Creations In Christ

"Wherefore, put away all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls." says James 1:21.   If we are in Christ, we are to become new creatures, II Corinthians 5:17 states, "Therefore, if any man be in Christ, he is a new creation; old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new." We are to lay aside all foul, dirty and obscene words, pictures, gestures, jokes and anything else that is excessive and unnecessary and overflowing with wickedness. We are to be well established and planted deeply in the Word of God. We are to be incorporated in the Word of God with such submission to Him, that we DESIRE to lay aside all the excessive filthiness of the world and to speak only that which glorifies and honors the LORD JESUS CHRIST. When we turn away from improper and disobedient behavior and when we are rooted securely in His Word, we are showing and teaching a lost and dying world that HE IS the LIVING WORD that is able to save our souls.  Dear Lord, Help me to live firmly established in Thy Word, leaving behind all improper and disobedient behavior so that others might see that Thou dost delight to save souls.  Until We Meet Again...

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