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Lists – Under Construction: “The New Man” in Us

Be renewed in the spirit of your mind; and … put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness. (Ephesians 4:23-24 KJV)

The new man … is renewed in knowledge according to the image of Him who created him. (Colossians 3:10 KJV)

Our “new man,” our inner reality, is under construction. God works in His people to build it up in each of us. He works to improve it, to enrich it.

“reality” – who we really are, and how we’re wired

  • This is the way I think and how I feel.
  • These are my motivations and aspirations.
  • This is the path I choose to walk.
  • These are my resources to draw on, and I will do it.
  • This is the power that enables me, and I am grateful.
  • This is the good that I want to do, to scatter around me, and to leave behind.
  • I will live in the reality that God builds for me and with me.

What does God want in our new man? – love, faith, goodness, kindness, forgiveness, humility, strength, courage, hope, and many other pleasing and helpful traits

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