And such were some of you. But you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God. - 1 Corinthians 6:11
Underline this Scripture. The Corinthians needed to understand their lives were transformed by the power of the Holy Spirit. They were no longer to live a life of sin, like the non-believer. They had a new life, a new talk and a new walk––new mannerisms––in the Lord. Paul was very clear biblically and doctrinally.
I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.
Paul also gave practical actions that we can take to help us to become a new man, renewed in the spirit of our mind in Ephesians 4:22-24:
…put off, concerning your former conduct, the old man which grows corrupt according to the deceitful lusts, and be renewed in the spirit of your mind, and that you put on the new man which was created according to God, in true righteousness and holiness.
Once we are saved, we became new creations. The old man becomes dead. We now live a new life, pleasing God in everything we say and do.
The Bible was not given for our information but for our transformation.
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