You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude of your minds; and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness. (Ephesians 4:22-24 NIV)
attitude def. – a complex mental state involving beliefs and feelings and values and dispositions to act in certain ways; “he had the attitude that work was fun”
What are your beliefs, feelings and values about the new self ?
I am reminded of a verse.
He touched their eyes and said, “Become what you believe.” It happened. They saw. (Matthew 9:29 MSG)
Then he touched their eyes and said, “According to your faith let it be done to you”; (Matthew 9:29 NIV)
Another translation says: It will be done just as you believe it would.
So what do you believe about the new self ? Is it a reality for you ? Do you believe what God says about you after becoming a disciple ?
What is the deceitful desires deceiving you into ?
Comment on what are your thoughts abou the new life and the desires we need to get rid of ???