Passage: Ephesians 4:17~24  

Keyverse: 4:24

First, put off the old self (17-22). Although applied to the Gentiles, verses 17-19 describe generally people apart from God and corrupted by sin. The futile thinking, darkened understanding and separation from God come from a hardened heart, leading to immorality and greed. These deceitful desires corrupt a person thoroughly. This old self has no choice in the matter. But in Christ God has opened a new way, a new life. We are called to put off this old self, as in Christ we are no longer beholden to it. Second, put on the new self (23-24). In the gospel of God we are taught a new way of life, in accordance with the truth that is in Jesus. This new way of life begins with our minds, which needs to be made new in the attitude of our minds. We are called to actively put on this new self. The new self is created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.
Prayer: Lord, thank you for giving me a new life in Christ. Help me to put off my old self daily and live the new life in Christ.

One Word: Put on the new self