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Verses 9-10: “Do not lie to one another, since you have put off the old man with his deeds, and have put on the new man who is renewed in knowledge according to the image of Him who created him,”

Back in this current study, I used a story for the analogy I shared on Galatians 3:26-29 (you can look it up on the blog http://www.combingtheword.com ). It was the story of where I had to don old dirty clothes after taking a refreshing, cleansing shower (because, although I grabbed a clean towel, washrag, and underclothes, I forgot to grab a clean shirt and pants). You can re-read the whole story again at the blog link; just search for Galatians 3:26-29.

Regarding the verses above, think about it for a minute. You have put off the old man (your sinful ways) and put on the new man (life in Christ). Why would you want to go back? Growing up on the farm, we raised show hogs for 4-H one year. We’d wash them up, make them look real nice, take them to shows, and compete against other hog owners. Once we were done, and transported the hogs back home, where is the first place these nicely-cleaned, good-looking hogs want to go? You guessed it…right back in the mud hole of their pen. Why? Because they are still hogs.

Even though it is easy at times to slip into old habits, we are not the same when Christ enters our lives; we are changed. We should relish and truly enjoy our freedom in Christ to the point that we never want to crawl back in the mud hole of sin again.

Something to think about.

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