2 Corinthians 5:17
“Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.”
There is nothing like getting something that is brand new. Sitting in a new car for the first time is always exciting for any owner. Getting a brand new computer and not having to deal with any of the problems from the old computer is exciting for the user. New things always bring an excitement to a product that had gathered its issues due to age.
However, could you imagine something being new every time you used it? Could you imagine that each time you got into your car that it was brand new? Could you imagine having a brand new computer every time you started it? If this could happen, the excitement of the product would always be there because it would never acquire the issues or problems that come with use.
God says in the verse above that when a person gets saved that they become a “new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.” When a person chooses to accept Christ as their Saviour, they are getting a new life. Not only do they get a new life, but all things “become new.” This verse is teaching the believer several things about the Christian walk that will keep the walk fresh every day. Let me share with you what God is showing the believer in this verse.
First, the believer acquired new desires when they got saved. God says that you became a “new creature” when you got saved. That means that God gave you a new heart which gives you different desires from what you used to have. When a person gets saved, what used to have no allurement become alluring because they now have the Spirit of God living within them. The desires of a new believer changes because they have become a new creature.
Second, the old desires die. God says that when you got saved, “old things are passed away.” In other words, a person who truly gets saved finds the desire for sin no longer brings the fun and excitement that it used to bring. A believer will never enjoy doing the things of the world. If you are truly saved, you will feel bad when you do wrong because you now have the Holy Spirit living inside of you Who convicts you of doing things that are supposed to be dead. You cannot be saved and enjoy sin.
Third, living the new life brings a new excitement. God continues to say, “…behold, all things are become new.” When God says, “become new,” He is saying that the things of God will never lose their excitement. The things of God are new every time you do them because God brings life to the believer. The Scriptures are exciting every time you read them because God allows them to “become new” every time. This could be said about anything you do for the LORD. The Christian life never has to grow old if you continue living the new life.
I’ve pointed all of this out to encourage you to stop living the old life. The believer should never live a dead man’s life because they are a new creature in life. If you stop living the dead man’s life, you will find the excitement of being a new creature in Christ as you serve Him. The excitement and newness of serving the LORD never ends if you don’t live the dead man’s life.