_”Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old.”_(Isaiah 43:18)
Some of the profound explanations in the statements of Jesus Christ, we the expository meanings of some Old Testament proclamations made by the Prophets. The Word of God in both Old and New Testaments work in an atmosphere of harmony, truth and continuity for the sake of evidence. One who becomes a follower of Jesus Christ, the Messiah, has gotten a former weight to drop before he or she can pick up the Cross of Christ to follow Him.
God makes a covenant with humankind, through His Son Jesus Christ who has taught us to Have faith in Him (His Word). This means that old things that are not in agreement with His Will, will not help us to make our new lives in Him meaningful. He once told us that the new wine is not put into old wine skins. One’s remembrance of the former things which kept him or her lusting after sin to serve it, will never get Him transformed in the new life. Things of old in the years which preceded the life of a Christian are full of condemnation and satanic ways of doing things.
Nothing of old can make us succeed as Christians. The ancient Way of Righteousness has not changed, and only few people are keeping to it because some Christians in this generation keep on embracing the former things which destroy souls. Just remembering something evil you have done, will not take you to an expected end. That notwithstanding, we can only talk about our testimonies and lay emphasis on how we got saved. It’s great to be loved by our Lord Jesus Christ.
*PRAYER*: Lord Jesus, keep me solid in this new life you have brought me. *AMEN*