Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!
– 2 Corinthians 5:17 (NIV)
Most of us Christians have an image problem. We don’t live in the true image of what we have been called to be in Christ. We get dressed up for church, but we do not clothe ourselves in righteousness. We get cleaned up, dried out and sobered up enough to walk into God’s holy house, but we fail to live our lives as temples of God, the dwelling places of His Holy Spirit.
We do not live in the image of Christ as new creations.
Yet, as Paul shared with our Corinthian brothers and sisters, we have all been called to live as new creations. Paul shared with sincerity that we are to live differently since we have been born again of the precious blood of the Lamb of God. We have a calling to live out as Christians.
“As He was, so we are to be.” – Andrew Murray
“The true believer ought never to be ashamed of Christ.” – J.C. Ryle
“Your calling is to live like Christ.” – Andrew Murray
…He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.
– Ephesians 2:10 (NLT)