I am grateful for being a new creature! I thank you for opening the way to beholding this promise more clearly.
Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come. 2 Corinthians 5:17
As I meditated on this verse, I became mindful of all the (many) times since “accepting” Christ as Savior, that I have engaged in bad behavior. I was reminded that at no time does the Lord override my free choice. I have to recognize that “in” is not a state that is permanently imposed upon me, it is an invitation. He has done His part. Will I come in? Will I stay?
“Be on guard, so that your hearts will not be weighted down with dissipation and drunkenness and the worries of life, and that day will not come on you suddenly like a trap; (Luke 21:34)
The price for my freedom has been paid. Choosing to stay free requires vigilance.