The New is Here

Today I think about all the times “new” shows up in the Bible in reference to our identity.

Today is a day for new, fresh things. Out with the old! It’s time for new wine and new wineskins! Remember all the beautiful promises:

We are new creations in Christ (2 Cor. 5:17); God gives us a new song to sing (Psalm 40:3); He does new things (Isaiah 43:19); God gives us a new name (Isaiah 62:2); He will create a new heaven and a new earth (Isaiah 65:17); He brings new mercies every single morning (Lam. 3:23); He gives us a new Spirit (Ezekiel 11:19); He brings new life (Acts 5:20); He offers the new way of living by the Spirit (Romans 7:6); and God makes us new in the attitude of our mind and gives us a new self (Eph. 4:23-24). At the end of the Bible in Revelation 21, we read how Jesus is making “everything new!”

It’s a new day!

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