#56 New as Never Before
Posted: Wednesday, December 28th, 2016Print
About All Things New Series
We like the familiar by thinking it's 'all there is.' God is the Creator, exploding with imagination and bursting with plans, unexpected and beyond our dreams. Are we ready? Will we receive the new?
Philippians 3:7-8a ESV
But whatever gain I had, I counted as loss for the sake of Christ. Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord.
Paul stands as a vivid standard of the ‘new man.’ Full of energy, zeal, and dynamic spirituality, he beams as that which is an entirely new kind of humanity.
This ‘new man’ could love, endure, suffer, exult, see into the unseen, and finally…die, with absolute loyalty. These are qualities of which the ‘old man’ is utterly incapable.