Today’s devotion is based on 2 Corinthians 5:17, “If anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come; the old has gone, the new here!”
I remember the first time I bought a new suit, power tie, and shirt complete with shoes to wear at work. With my new duds, I was confident that I looked like the manager of the store.
If a new outfit can have that kind of an impact, what would it be like to be a completely new person? Those who know Jesus and trust in him as their only Savior from sin and death don’t have to wonder. The Bible tells us, “If anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come; the old has gone, the new here!”
Those who are in Christ—who believe that his blood washed away their sin—have been made new. You can walk around confident that you look good to God. He sees you as his holy and perfect child, washed in the blood of his Son and made new. Through faith in Jesus, you are a new creation!
Please pray with me the prayer for today: Jesus, my Savior, thank you for removing the old and making me new. Please help me to live as the new creation you have made me. In your name, I pray. Amen.