Let the Redeemed Say So
You have begun to live the new life, in which you are being made new and are becoming like the One who made you. Colossians 3:10
I wonder if Jesus doesn’t muster up a slight smile as he sees his lost sheep come straggling into the fold–the beaten, broken, dirty sheep who stand at the door looking up at the Shepherd asking, “Can I come in? I don’t deserve it, but is there room in your kingdom for one more?” The Shepherd looks down at the sheep and says, “Come in, this is your home.”
Salvation is the process that’s done, that’s secure, that noons can take away from you. Sanctification is the lifelong process of being changed from one degree of glory to the next, growing in Christ, putting away the old, taking on the new.
The Psalmist David would tell us that those who have been redeemed will say so! If we’re not saying so, perhaps it’s because we’ve forgotten what it is like tone redeemed. Let the redeemed of the earth say so!
Describe how you have put away the old and taken on the new.