Originally written 1/13/09
When reading Ephesians 4 that phrase came to mind…shed this shallow skin. I read these lyrics in a song and thought of these verses-
“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.” Ephesians 4:22-24
Often times I forget about the fact that once I accepted Christ I became a “new self”. The traits that come with the new me are hard to work on if I am putting on the old me. In Ephesians 4 it speaks of the traits of the “old self” - bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. I can keep holding on to those traits and not let go. In Christ, I am called to be like Christ seeking righteousness and holiness.
You know what’s funny is that I don’t find it difficult with the BIG issues it is the daily activities that I struggle with the most. I catch myself focusing on how I want things instead of being more like Christ.
Daily I am striving to simply shed that shallow skin and put on the new attitude and holiness Christ.