THE NEW MAN – EPHESIANS 4:22-24

There’s a relief when we dispose

Of all old things in our possession;

That no longer serve a purpose

Or that have caused much aggression.

There’s a refreshing that abounds

As we welcome all things new,

Where the stale memories are left behind

With their deceptive tactics too.

Our soul is comprised

Of our emotions, mind and will;

It’s our living being and life indeed

And by God it is instilled.

But the soul requires renewal

Irrespective of who we are,

Since our old man grows corrupt every day

And by sin our soul is scarred.

When we renew the spirit of our mind

It’s in conjunction with God’s will,

So the law of love and His commands

Our heart and soul will fill.

Our former conduct and its lusts

Promotes greed and selfish envy;

It desires to have better than its neighbour

That can drive into a frenzy.

It’s self-centred and independent of God

And promotes its own philosophies,

But much frustration and disarray

Is what this old man can always see.

Because we’re not created to live apart

From God and His pure ways;

His desire is to bless us indeed

So much fruit will fill our days.

Deceitful lusts are deceitful indeed

Since they promote an empty promise,

And all doubt and unbelief will cripple

When we become a doubting Thomas.

When we put off our former conduct

An exchange will take place,

Where the new man steps out in boldness

With a brand new image and face.

An image that reflects the Lord

In holiness and righteousness,

When Jesus cleanses our soul indeed

And commits to us what’s best.

Because renewal is an outward sign

That there’s been a change within,

And that repentance has truly taken place

When we’re remorseful of our sin.

Renewal of soul is mandatory

If we wish to see eternal life,

Where by Christ’s blood shed on the cross

His sacrifice will suffice.

Suffice to put us in right standing

With the Father above,

And solely by His grace and mercy

In conjunction with His love.

(C) P.B. 2020

“That you put off, concerning your former conduct, the old man which grows corrupt according to the deceitful lusts, and be renewed in the spirit of your mind, and that you put on the new man created according to God, in true righteousness and holiness.”  Ephesians 4:22-24