Good morning all,
The word of the day is “ci-devant.” The apostle Paul has some really good words to say concerning sin. In this particular book he is at the point with these people where they need to hear information about a relationship with JC pretty straightforward. He pretty much gives them a couple of options. They can either live the way that they always have been, or they can change and take a different path.
“In the same way, count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus. Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body so that you obey its evil desires.
My question is: what will it take for you to make a decision to move a little bit closer to God, and a little bit further from the sin that keeps you from knowing God perfectly? I’m not saying that you have to be perfect, but we really should strive to be the best we possibly can, knowing that moving towards righteousness causes us to move away from sin. My prayer is that you evaluate your relationship with Christ. Do the things that take you away from your ci-devant old self, and become more in tune with Jesus, who wants to work on the new you each and every day.
Praying for you,