When you believed the gospel message of Jesus Christ … you received a NEW SELF.
When the Bible talks about “putting on the new self”, it is describing someone who is living in line with their new nature. Remember “partakers of the divine nature” from yesterday’s post? Well, just like our new nature, this new self has been created with a likeness to God that is righteous and holy. Your old self with its sin nature was crucified with Christ. Your new self, however, is constantly being renewed in the image of your Creator.
“Put on the new self, which in the likeness of God has been created in true righteousness and holiness.” Ephesians 4:24
“Knowing this, that our old self was crucified with Him, in order that our body of sin might be done away with, so that we would no longer be slaves to sin.” Romans 6:6
“Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have put off the old self with its practices and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge after the image of its creator.” Colossians 3:9-10