by Me’Lena Laudig
“Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the sinful nature with its passions and desires.” Galatians 5:24 (NIV version)
Let’s say your family ate spaghetti and meatballs for dinner one night. Through the week, you all forget that there are leftovers from this meal. A month later, rummaging through the fridge, you rediscover the spaghetti and open it to find a molded dinner.
What would you do:
1) eat the reeking meal or
2) toss it into the trash can?
Is that even a logical question?
We would all, of course, throw the once delicious yet now disgusting food into the garbage. The way we look at that spaghetti is the way God looks at our sinful “passions and desires.” He is saying “they’re nasty, rotten, molded, and I’ve tossed them into the garbage can by dying for you.
So why do you keep eating them?”
2 Corinthians 5:17 tells us: “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!” Let us be the new creations that God wants us to be and throw our old, molded desires away.
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