“This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!” (2 Corinthians 5:17 ESV).


Christianity is not self-improvement. It is an invitation to come and die, that we might be born again. It is not incremental nor partial, but drastic and total. By believing and receiving Christ, we are found in Him. Our old nature we count crucified with Christ. Our new nature and identity in Christ, we count as risen with Him. And so, we no longer “regard” anyone according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit. In Christ, we are a “new creation,” and we regard everyone and everything in a new way.
PRAYER: Dear Father, thank You for making us new in Christ Jesus. Our old life has been crucified and is buried with Christ. We are risen to new life in Christ. Strengthen us and enable us to live for You today. Every day is new in You. Old ways and old desires are gone. We delight ourselves in You. May our lives bring You glory today. In Jesus’ name, amen.