That, however, is not the way of life you learned when you heard about Christ 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.
Reflect and Respond:
Being a Christ Follower isn't just a change of mind. It's a change of nature - a change of citizenship! Today's passage from Ephesians 4: 20-22 encourages you to "throw off" your old sinful nature and former way of life. The best way to embrace your new nature and experience a changed life is to be reminded daily - even multiple times a day - of God's truth. Here's another encouraging passage about nurturing the new nature: Colossians 3: 12-17
Father, let your Word sink deep into my heart and help me to daily clothe myself in your truth, your love, and your grace. Thank you for giving me a new nature! Amen.