Justified: 2 Corinthians 5

August 28, 2022

2 Corinthians 5:17-21

Do you ever feel stagnant in your faith, like you are just going through the motions?  Has sin driven a wedge between you and God making him seem distant?  David felt this way.  He had sinned with Bath-sheba and had just been confronted by Nathan the prophet.  In Psalm 51 he cried, “Restore to me again the joy of your salvation.”  God wants us to be close to him and to experience his full and complete life.  We must confess our sin to God, and we must pray for God to give back the joy of our relationship with him.  IN ADDITION, we must CLAIM and must ACCEPT the fresh NEWNESS God offers us, and live in this newness, the fresh start that God has given us.  Ephesians 4:22-24  “to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; 23 to be made new in the attitude of your minds; 24 and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.”