Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. 2 Corinthians 5:17
We cannot keep justifying our bad behavior, our character and our attitude, which cause so much damage to us as well as those around us. Leaning on our old nature and not making efforts for changing, it leads to thinking that the sacrifice of Jesus at the cross was in vain. It is useless for us to try and please God if we really have not experienced a new birth in our inner being.
Let us not allow our character, our attitude and our behavior to damage the image of God in us, since we are called to give testimony, both external and internal, to God and men.
Let us strip off everything that prevents us from attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, casting aside everything old and taking everything new that is given to us for being with Him.