I had a teacher many years ago who said two important questions exist. The first is “what’s so?” In other words, what is the truth? What is the reality? The second questions is “So, what?” If you know the truth, what difference should it make in how you live? The bible answers both the question “what’s so?” and the question “so, what?” It tells us the truth and also tells us how to live because of the truth.
In the first three chapters of Ephesians, Paul explained the truth — God saved us by grace through faith and formed us into one church. In Ephesians 4 Paul shifts to the second question. Verse 17 says, “So I tell you this, and insist on it in the Lord, that you must no longer live as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their thinking.”(NIV) After describing the ignorance and hard hearted sensuality of the non-Christians, Paul said in verses 22-24, “You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude of your minds; and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.” (NIV)
Today, take off the way our culture thinks, and put on a new attitude. An attitude seeking to be holy and righteous, like God.
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