What is your purpose? – 2 Corinthians 5:17 | 2-minute daily bible meditation


Are you a new creation (2 Corinthians 5:17)? What does that mean? What has changed?

2 Corinthians 5:17
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Let’s meditate today on what it means to be a new creation. This is from 2 Corinthians chapter 5, verse 17. Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away. Behold, the new has come.

I think about Play-Doh, you know, that mouldable putty. I could take some Play-Doh and I could shape it into a cup and I could use it as a cup. But if I wanted to make it new, if I wanted to make it into a teapot, I would remould it. I would give it a spout and a lid and a handle, and it would be a new creation.

And this is kind of a metaphor for what has happened to us in Christ. Being made into a new creation. What is it that’s changed? Our heart. We have a new heart. We have a new passion. We have a new purpose. We have a new set of priorities. The old has passed away. I am no longer about all those things I could get for myself.

I am now focused on what God wants, what his purpose is for me, for my family, for my friends, for my life, whatever that might be. The old has passed away.

It’s not healthy for us to be dwelling on all our old desires. Much as we want to. And look, behold, the new has come. It’s right here. We don’t have to wait until heaven to get the new, to get what God has for us. It’s right here, right now.

I encourage you to spend some time meditating on this verse. It’s in the description below the video. What does it mean for the old to have passed away out of your life and for the new to have come, the new that Christ brought?

Let’s pray. God, you are the Master Potter. Thank you that you are transforming us from old pots into new.

Lord God, we lean into your purpose for us. Please teach us and help us to learn from you, accepting your priorities, along with your blessings, God. Amen.

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