Have you ever meditated on the tremendous transformation the language of the Bible implies in the use of words like life from the dead and new creation? Today’s devotional will help you rejoice in this. God bless you.
Because of Calvary,
II Corinthians 5:17 (ESV)
17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.
“It is beautiful to think that, as the Lord made the first creation, fashioning everything out of nothing, and then bringing order out of chaos, so will he come again, and find nothing of good in you, and out of the chaos he will make a new order of things altogether. As when ‘darkness was upon the face of the deep,’ he came, and said, ‘Light be,’ and light was, so he can come and say to you in all your darkness, ‘Light be,’ and there shall be light immediately. He finds nothing in you that can help him, as he found nothing that could help him to make the world; and when he had made it out of nothing, it was all chaotic, and could not help itself. He had to breathe life and light into it; it all came from himself. So it is with you; you are just a lump of helpless matter, a wretched, wicked, condemned one, yet the Lord can come, and put away your sin, and he can form and fashion you after his own pattern. He can give you repentance, and give you faith, and give you every grace; and he can go on to nurture and water all those graces till they come to perfection. He can perfect you in likeness to Christ, so that you shall be ‘without spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing.’” [Charles Haddon Spurgeon, The Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit XLVII, (London: Passmore and Alabaster, 1901), p. 320]