Daily Bible Verse and Devotion – 2 Corinthians 5:17

Teen Devotion - 2 Corinthians 5:17

 Now, if anyone is enfolded into Christ, he has become an entirely new creation. All that is related to the old order has vanished. Behold, everything is fresh and new. – 2 Corinthians 5:17 (TPT)

Have you ever made a really tasty treat? One time I made a batch of brownies that tasted so good. In fact, you couldn’t just have one. I made them one afternoon and by the next morning, everyone in my house had eaten them all up. Those brownies had vanished. They were completely gone.

That’s a lot like what happened to you in Christ. Just like those brownies were gone, Jesus made your old nature vanish. When you accept Jesus as your savior, you become entirely new. There’s no trace or crumb of your old nature left in you. That old nature has been swapped for a new nature.

The sin nature is done. It’s gone. Now we have a new nature. And while we are still tempted to sin, our new nature desires to do the right thing. If we stay sensitive to what our new spirit desires, we’ll make godly choices. And when old habits of our old nature pop up, it’s just up to us to say no to those things.

So today, choose to thank God that He has made us fresh and new. Our spirit is recreated and free from sin. Determine to make decisions in light of that new nature. Choose to let that nature rule the things you think, say and do.

 

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