The New Self

“Set your mind on the things above, not on the things that are on the earth. For you have died and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is our life, is revealed, then you also will be revealed with Him in glory,” Colossians 3:2-4. From these verses we find that we have died and our life, which is Christ, is hidden with Him in God; and we will be revealed with Him in glory when He returns.

Our sinful nature was crucified with Christ, as Paul told the Romans, “What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin that grace may increase? May it never be! Or do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus have been baptized into His death? Therefore we have been buried with Him through baptism into death, in order that as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, so we too might walk in newness of life. For if we have become united with Him in the likeness of His death, certainly we shall be also in the likeness of His resurrection, knowing this, that our old self was crucified with Him, that our body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves to sin; for he who has died is freed from sin,” Romans 6:1-7.

Jesus is a perfect Savior. From His obedience to the shedding of His blood, to His resurrection, is everything that pertains to life and godliness. To be born-again is to have been crucified with the last Adam and raised up into the life of the new man, the risen Christ.

Let us put on the new self who is being renewed to a true knowledge according to the image of the One who created him, Colossians 3:10.

Jon David Banks, God’s most unworthy servant