22 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; 23 to be made new in the attitude of your minds; 24 and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness. Ephesians 4:22-24
In today’s reading, Paul speaks of putting off, or removing, the “old self” – the life in sin we were leading. Much like taking off dirty clothes. Those old ways of sinful desires need to be subdued. But then, they also need to be replaced. But, with what though ? We can and should put on clean clothes, if you will, this “new self” he speaks of - the life given to us through the saving power of God through Jesus !!
Let us pray : Holy and Eternal One, help us we pray to continue to put off, to rid ourselves of the sinful nature that Man has, that life of anger, hatred, and greed – help us to clothe ourselves with compassion and caring for others, of giving to others. Help us to “love one another” as Your Son taught us.
We pray this and much more through Your Son’s Redeeming name. Amen.
Yours in Christ , Rollie