Monday, February 17, 2014

New Clothes!

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People's desires make them give in to immoral ways, filthy thoughts, and shameful deeds. They worship idols, practice witchcraft, hate others, and are hard to get along with. People become jealous, angry, and selfish. They not only argue and cause trouble, but they are envious. They get drunk, carry on at wild parties, and do other evil things as well. I told you before, and I am telling you again: No one who does these things will share in the blessings of God's kingdom.

God's Spirit makes us loving, happy, peaceful, patient, kind, good, faithful, gentle, and self-controlled. There is no law against behaving in any of these ways.And because we belong to Christ Jesus, we have killed our selfish feelings and desires. God's Spirit has given us life, and so we should follow the Spirit. But don't be conceited or make others jealous by claiming to be better than they are.

Galatians 5:19-26

If you are a follower of Jesus Christ and do not walk in the ways of the world it is very easy to be tempted to think that you are better than the people who are still caught in the world's trap!

Were you released from the pull of this world and of the sin that "so easily besets you" because of your great strength or because of the sacrifice of Jesus? The terrors of the world held you firmly in their grip until Jesus Himself opened the door of Heaven for all those who believe on Him and confess His name. Once you were buried with Jesus then you could also rise to walk a new life!

So don't look at those who are still under the control of Satan and think that you are better than they are. You are not! The difference between you and the world is Jesus Christ! You have given your heart to Jesus and they have not yet given up their lives to Him.

If you know Jesus then you can be sure that the reason you are alive today is because there is still someone you will encounter who needs to meet Jesus. Make it your goal today that everyone who crosses your path will see Jesus Christ and not just a mere human being. Your job may simply be to show others what it is like to be clothed in the righteousness of Jesus.

"Lord Jesus thank you letting me wear Your Righteousness and not the filthy rags that I had before! May Your Name be praised forever and ever. Amen."

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