The Old and the New

So Jehoiachin put aside his prison clothes and for the rest of his life ate regularly at the king’s table. 2 Kings 25:29

Amel-Marduk became king of Babylon and favored Jehoiachin. Then the Bible points out something very intriguing: Jehoichin took off his prison clothes and apparently put on his normal “street” clothes (or at least clothing suitable for a king’s assistant.

The Bible instructs us in Ephesians 4:22-24 to take off the old and put on the new:
You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude of your minds; and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.

Do you see the similar imagery? As “new” creations (even if we’ve been Believes for 50 years, we are still a “new” creation of God), we are to shed our old life and put on the new. Have we done that? Do you find yourself wishing you could wear your “old clothes” again because they were more comfortable and relaxing?

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