Week of February 11 - Day 3

Day 3 Read: 2 Corinthians 5:17

 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.

Reflect: What promise is proclaimed here?

Consider: New creation is literally “new ktisis.” The Greek word ktisis nearly always means “creation” in Paul’s letters, rather than “creature”; “creature” would make it refer to an individual person.[1]

Respond: How does the promise of that verse affect your view of yourself? Are there ways you are clinging to your old self that God no longer sees?

 

[1] Roger L. Omanson and John Ellington, A Handbook on Paul’s Second Letter to the Corinthians, UBS Handbook Series (New York: United Bible Societies, 1993), 103.