What Does Ephesians 4:22 Mean?

you took off your former way of life, the old man that is corrupted by deceitful desires;

Ephesians 4:22(HCSB)

Verse Thoughts

Becoming a Christian does not simply mean we changed our minds, but our entire citizenship and way of living. When we are born again we the Spirit makes us totally different beings, with a new and beautiful focus. We were freed from the eternal slavery of a system that had corrupted us by means of deceitful lusts, and which promised unattainable joy. We are changed from being dead in sin to being made and alive in Christ. We are given into the glories of eternal life in Christ Jesus. 

We were released.. from the bondage to sin and death, which was fed by gross deceitfulness and lustful living, and changed into a new-life of true righteousness and godly holiness.

To become a Christian means that we take off our former way of life and by the power of the Holy Spirit are severed from our old, original, self-centered, Adamic-life, which corrupts, by deceitful desires of the flesh - into precious union with our Saviour into and sweet communion with our God.

When we became a Christian it means that our minds are no longer darkened by sin, our lives are no longer alienated from God, our hearts are no longer hardened and polluted, for we took off our former way of life, which was corrupted by deceitful desires... and put on Christ. Let us therefore live our lives unto Him, permitting the Holy Spirit of God renew the spirit of our minds - day by day.

My Prayer

Heavenly Father, thank You that I have been redeemed by faith in the death, burial and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ, Who died to pay the price for my sin. I yield my life to You and pray that by the power of Your Holy Spirit, You would teach me Your ways, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

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