You, however, did not come to know Christ that way. Surely you heard of him and were taught in him in accordance with the truth that is in Jesus. You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude of your minds; and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.
What are the three things Paul instructs the believer to do in this passage?
Put _____ your _______ self.
Be made ______ in the attitude of your __________.
Put ______ the _________ self.
What is meant by “deceitful desires” based on the transformation you have seen in your own life?
In this season of your life, what are you doing to put off your old self, be made new in the attitude of your mind, and put on the new self?
Father in heaven, I am so grateful for the opportunity to be made new. As I look back on my old self, I cringe at what I thought would satisfy and fulfill me. I was so deceived for so long. Thank you for continuing to pursue me and place people around me who showed me who you are. You know my heart and know I can still easily slide back into my old self and am still deceived at times. I am seduced away from you. Forgive me these lapses and don’t stop whispering your love, encouraging my growth, and satisfying my longing.
Go A Little Deeper:
Review Philippians 4:8 for the kinds of thoughts that renew the mind.