Can you relate? I can.
There have been many moments in life where I don't just sin; I know full well I'm going to sin. How do I know this? Well… how to explain… it must be in my plans.
Sure, there are times when a person might "fall" into sin. Though, it's very rare that I'll ever do something wrong and, afterwards, think I'm in the right. On the contrary, I (usually) always know I'm in the wrong. And yet… I'll continue to sin… and not in any different manner. I'll sin my usual.
The Apostle Paul's answer to this: "Put on the Lord Jesus Christ."
Hey Paul. What. Does. That. Mean?
In the present passage, Paul uses the figure of taking off and putting on clothing to represent sanctification, the Christian’s forsaking the sins that remain in his remaining flesh and embracing the righteousness of his new self, his new creation in Jesus Christ. But before the apostle presents that vital truth, he wants to have his readers’ full attention and urges them to wake up from their spiritual lethargy and sin.”
Putting on the Lord Jesus Christ takes a miracle, one much like your new birth, from the same Miracle-Worker. Miracles don’t always just happen. You can “put on the Lord Jesus” in two ways:
1) Read your bible.
2) And pray what is read over your heart.
: Trust me. It’s no coincidence that when I'm in daily devotions certain sin patterns die. It’s no coincidence that when I am not… they rise.
Put on the Lord Jesus,