My Grace-Full Life

6.23.22 Personalize the Word: 2 Corinthians 5:17

6.23.22 NOTE TO READERS:

We started this on Tuesday with John 3:16…. I encouraged you to personalize the verse by inserting your name. Yesterday, we did the same thing with 2 Timothy 1:7. Today, we’re going to personalize 2 Corinthians 5:17. As I said, I don’t know if this will be daily, every now and then, or just temporary.  We’ll see how the Holy Spirit leads and go from there…

For those who missed yesterday’s post — there are going to be blanks in the verse. Insert your name as you read. 

Again, my disclaimer:  This is not meant to re-write Scripture. The Bible is clear that we are not to add or takeaway from it. However, if you’re a new believer — you may struggle to figure out how these verses apply to you… or if you’re a seasoned believer, you may have grown numb to the words from familiarity.  This exercise isn’t meant to alter or change God’s Word or the context of the verse.  Instead, the goal is to remind us how personal His Word is. The Bible is God’s love letter to you and me. As one person put it, “The Bible is the only book, where the Author is in love with the reader.” 

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ORIGINAL VERSE:

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is  a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. (2 Corinthians 5:17 NKJV)

PERSONALIZE IT:

Therefore, if ________ is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. (2 Corinthians 5:17 NKJV)

PRAYER FOR THE DAY:

Holy Spirit, I am not who I was because I am a new creation in Christ. Help me to shed the old ways, embrace the ways of God, and make me more like Jesus. In His Name, Amen.

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