Since you have heard about Jesus and have learned the truth that comes from him, throw off your old sinful nature and your former way of life, which is corrupted by lust and deception.Ephesians 4:21-22
Throw Off the Old
Repentance is the word that means to turn away and go the other way. Yet, there are some who think the Christian life is possible without repentance. In this verse Paul tells the people of Ephesus that they need to completely turn away from their sin and their former way of life because they have heard the truth about Jesus. Knowing the truth should set you free and make you want to turn away from what you once knew.
If you have no desire to turn from your sins for life, then you need to evaluate why. What makes your old life so much more desirable than a new life with Jesus as Lord of your heart? Is he worth more than everything you used to struggle with? Is he the king of your heart or have you allowed something else to rule over you?
A Prayer to Remember
Be the king of my heart. You rescued me from my sins, but yet time and time again I return back to what I once knew. You are the truth. You are the love of my life. May I serve you. Amen.