Posts Tagged ‘Old self v new self’

Colossians 3:1-17 Put On The New Self

Step into the perfection He made just for you.

Paul is calling his readers to leave the “old self” behind and put on the “new self” instead. The old self is the life we had prior to meeting Jesus. He makes us new in Him. This new self seeks to please Him in all we do.

The old self was so familiar and comfortable. There weren’t any rules to have to live by except the “get all you can for yourself” mindset. It didn’t matter how you got what you wanted just so long as the end result was your own satisfaction. Lying, cheating, stealing and manipulation were everyday tools. Some of the best indulgences were sexual in nature. And you always had to have the best of everything, including looks, money, fame, power, and popularity. Read more »