Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Ephesians 4:20-24

20 That is not the way you learned Christ! 21 For surely you have heard about him and were taught in him, as truth is in Jesus. 22 You were taught to put away your former way of life, your old self, corrupt and deluded by its lusts, 23 and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds, 24 and to clothe yourselves with the new self, created according to the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness.

Questions to consider:
  • What is not the way that Christ has taught?
  • What things represent, for you, your old life and former self?
  • How can (and has) your the spirit of your mind been renewed?
  • What do "true" righteousness and holiness look like?
Possibilities for prayer:

Look at verse 23--what does the phrase "to be renewed in the spirit of your minds" mean to you? Renewal is almost always a good thing, tied to making something that was once old and worn out into something new and beautiful.

In the midst of this world and its various trials and struggles, our minds can become tired and corrupted, in deep need of renewal from God's spirit. Today, let's make that our prayer. In the places where we feel weary and burdened, let's ask for God's spirit to come and make all things new.