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|you have put off the old man
with his deeds, and have put on the new man who is
renewed in knowledge according to the image of Him who created him,
"Look to Abraham your
father, And to Sarah who bore you; For I called him alone, And blessed him and increased
I am a new man in Christ
|I am continually taking a fearless and searching moral inventory, and am
honestly confronting my sins and putting my old man to
death. In this way I remove my disguises.
Because I am indwelled by the Spirit, and have the Law written on my heart, I have nothing to hide, and much to share.
In a world of open homosexuality, unmasked hatred, and widespread violence, I cannot afford to keep my religion out of the public square.
I must be salt and light in a decaying culture.
I must judge righteous judgment, and speak truth to evil.
Speaking the truth does no good if my pride and anger scorch the seeds I have planted. I water them carefully and nurture them lovingly so that my frankness bears rich fruit, and satisfies those who hunger for righteousness.
And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those
who are the called according to His purpose. For whom He foreknew, He also
predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn
among many brethren.
I have remembered Thy Name, O LORD, in the night, and have kept Thy Law.