Walk Worthily - New Man, New Apparel
Put off the Old Self
Be Renewed in our Minds
Put on the New Man
Put Off | Put On | Benefits/Why
1. Lying for Truth (vs. 25)
Sin against God and the Body of Christ
John 8:44 44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.
Colossians 3:9-10 9 Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds; 10 And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him:
“When you tell the truth, you are imitating God. When you lie, you are imitating Satan.”
2. Rage & Resentment for Righteous Anger (vs 26-27)
"Sinful anger, on the other hand, lingers. It holds a grudge. It seeks retaliation, revenge, and harm toward those who anger us. "
“Proper anger is a sign of spiritual life and health. But if anger is held or nursed, it becomes highly personal.”
“Our anger spoils us. It has been said that anger is an acid that destroys its container.” Chappell
“The longer you let a broken relationship go without reconciliation, the easier it will be for Satan to drive a wedge into the relationship, creating division and disunity in the body of Christ”
Romans 12:17–19 17 Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men. 18 If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men. 19 Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.
3. Stealing for Generosity & Working (vs. 28)
Paul reminds the believers of the need for honest work. We are created to work. Work is a gift from God.
2 Thessalonians 3:10–12 10 For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat. 11 For we hear that there are some which walk among you disorderly, working not at all, but are busybodies. 12 Now them that are such we command and exhort by our Lord Jesus Christ, that with quietness they work, and eat their own bread.
“Work as hard as you can, make as much as you can, then give as much as you can.” John Wesley
4. Corrupting Speech for Edifying (vs.29)
“[U]nwholesome talk” literally means “rotten, putrid or filthy.”8 This includes obscene language, but the emphasis is on decay-spreading conversation which runs others down and delights in their weaknesses. - Hughes
"Corrupt talk does not nourish you; it makes you sick. And corrupt talk comes from a corrupt heart. " Chappell