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Clothed & Walking

But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh in regard to its lusts.
Romans 13:14 NASB

“Put on the Lord Jesus Christ”:
I put on righteousness, and it clothed me; My justice was like a robe and a turban.
Job 29:14 NASB
For all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ.
Galatians 3:27 NASB
and put on the new self, which in the likeness of God has been created in righteousness and holiness of the truth.
Ephesians 4:24 NASB
and have put on the new self who is being renewed to a true knowledge according to the image of the One who created him— So, as those who have been chosen of God, holy and beloved, put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience;
Colossians 3:10‭, ‬12 NASB
We are clothed in the righteousness of Jesus Christ, His righteousness! We are clothed in the holiness of truth according to the image of God. Let us put on the new self that is being sanctified, renewed to a true knowledge of God. We are chosen of God, holy and beloved, so let’s put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience and . . .
“Make no provision for the flesh in regard to it’s lust.”
Beloved, I urge you as aliens and strangers to abstain from fleshly lusts which wage war against the soul.
1 Peter 2:11 NASB

🌹But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not carry out the desire of the flesh.
Galatians 5:16 NASB

Continually Seeking Him, 

Sharon 

Surrendered?

Therefore, since Christ has suffered in the flesh, arm yourselves also with the same purpose, because he who has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin, so as to live the rest of the time in the flesh no longer for the lusts of men, but for the will of God.
1 Peter 4:1‭-‬2 NASB

Jesus suffered in the flesh for our sake. He showed us our purpose — to cease from the ways of the world. He is the way.
Have you ever really weighed the weight of your sin? Thought about how damaging sin is to your life? Have you surrendered your life, your flesh to God? Are you seeking God’s will in all you say and do? Or are you still living in and for your flesh – “me”?

Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness.  .  . Matthew 6:33

🌹 Have you surrendered your will, your way, your purpose, your life to God?

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

Or

To the pure, all things are pure; but to those who are defiled and unbelieving, nothing is pure, but both their mind and their conscience are defiled.
Titus 1:15‭ NASB

Perspective.
Where is your focus?
I can look at the world and be discouraged OR I can look to God and see He has a plan.
I can look to myself and be defiled by my sinful nature OR I can look to God who renews my mind and spirit.
It’s all about God.

🌹And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect. (Romans 12:2 NASB)
that, in reference to your former manner of life, you lay aside the old self, which is being corrupted in accordance with the lusts of deceit, and that you be renewed in the spirit of your mind,and put on the new self, which in the likeness of God has been created in righteousness and holiness of the truth.
Ephesians 4:22‭-24 NASB

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

Conformity

And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect. — Romans 12:2

As obedient children, do not be conformed to the former lusts which were yours in your ignorance, — 1 Peter 1:14

so as to live the rest of the time in the flesh no longer for the lusts of men, but for the will of God. — 1 Peter 1:2

Conformity to the world or conformity to God?

The end of all things is near; therefore, be of sound judgment and sober spirit for the purpose of prayer. Above all, keep fervent in your love for one another, because love covers a multitude of sins. Be hospitable to one another without complaint. As each one has received a special gift, employ it in serving one another as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. Whoever speaks, is to do so as one who is speaking the utterances of God; whoever serves is to do so as one who is serving by the strength which God supplies; so that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom belongs the glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen. — 1 Peter 4:7-11

Continually seeking Him,

Sharon

Real Salvation

Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body so that you obey its lusts, and do not go on presenting the members of your body to sin as instruments of unrighteousness; but present yourselves to God as those alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness to God. — Romans 6:12-13

Salvation is not the end all. As some have called it “fire insurance”. Sin is still in the world, all around us. Before salvation we could be found in the depths of sin. Salvation brings us from death to life. So take a look around. Are you still dabbling in sin? Are you still exposing yourself to sin thinking you are safe from it because you are saved? Many whom Jesus healed He told to go and sin no more.

Seek the Lord and His righteousness and watch His transformation in your life as He takes you from unrighteousness with its unrighteous acts to righteousness and its righteous acts. Live in and for Jesus. That is real salvation.

Continually seeking Him,

Sharon