Text: 2 Corinthians 5:1-21
In today’s passage we read again about the principle of being a new creature (v.18). But it’s more than a principle, it is a reality. We are new. However, one of the difficulties about this is that everything seems the same: we look and feel the same, our circumstances are the same, etc.

We might expect that we will no longer sin. But we do sin, and Apostle John says we still sin (1 John 2:1). But Scripture says we are new creations.
We are no longer God’s enemies; we are His children (John 1:12). We have transformed desires and abilities to love and obey God.

This passage has two more important elements about our redemption.
The first is reconciliation. We were separated from God because of our sin, but we are reconciled, brought back to God. How? Verse 18 tells us that because of the work of Christ. Jesus lived righteousness for us, and He satisfied God’s judgment against our sin (death on the cross), so that God no longer counts our sins against us (v.19). Jesus ended the sin problem and brought us back to God. That is reconciliation. That is how we become new creatures, transformed, in our being and in our life. As you consider the greatness of what Jesus has done for you, surely you
see that living a transformed life is your proper response to your Saviour.

Meditate on verse 17. How are you going to apply it to your life?
Father, in the name of Jesus Christ, thank You for making me a new person in Jesus Christ. Amen.