October 17

Ephesians 4:22
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 mind; and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.

The Prodigal Son walked away from his old life and was headed home to make a deal with his father. He was under the impression he would be treated as a slave and glad to do it. But the father met him with open arms and new clothes and began transforming his thinking. In the process the son was able to put off the old self and put on the new; one that was loved and accepted back into the fold even with a past that was not pleasing.

I pray the prodigal will have the courage to walk away from their former way of life, friends that have not been helpful, and deceitful thinking. May it be a quick transition as they remove the sin stained clothes and welcome the new. I pray they recognize they were created for greater things; things that are righteous and holy.

Ephesians 4:22
________ was taught, with regard to his/her former way of life, to put off his/her old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude of his/her mind; and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.

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