“Under New Management”
should accurately describe what happens when we become a Christian.
The life is literally under new management.
Ephesians 2:2-3 describes the life of every person. We were all sinners, following the ways of the ruler of this world and obeying the cravings of our sinful nature. We were carried along like a dead fish in a fast moving stream – children of the devil and obeying our sinful nature, with NO ability to resist. We were guilty, without excuse and condemned.
Then we read the marvellous news in Ephesians 2:4 – “BUT GOD . . .”
Because of God’s great love for us – just as He promised back in the Garden of Eden – He provided the one and only means by which we could escape our hopeless condition.
God gave His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, to bear the penalty for the sins of the world. Although Himself sinless, Jesus took our sins in His own body at Calvary and God poured out His wrath on my sin – on your sin – in Jesus.
Now, to all who agree with God about their sinful condition and accept His gift of salvation through the sacrifice of His Son, He imparts new life. He raises us up from the mire of our sinful condition and empowers us to live victorious lives in His power.
When we see an “Under New Management” sign on a shop or café,
we EXPECT TO SEE IMPROVEMENTS.
We expect to be treated differently.
The question we must ask is:
Do the people who know me recognise that my life is changed for the better?
Do they see improvements?
Does my life reflect the qualities of my ’new Owner’?
Do they see Christ in me? They should!
Do they want what I have? They should!
Which one do they see?
- Is the Print Blurred? (ptl2010.com)