“The Old is Gone”
A devotional by Troy Meissner
As the Israelites were conquering the land of Canaan, the Lord commanded them to completely eliminate the native people of the land.
Initially they did a great job of obeying, but as they neared the end of their task, they became complacent and didn’t drive out all the people completely.
These people who were worshiping other gods ended up becoming a snare to the Israelites for hundreds of years.
When we become a new creation in Christ, he asks us to get rid of all the old residents in our land = the sin in our lives.
As we go about this, we invariably leave some sins, just as the Israelites left the Canaanites. These sins then continue to entice and entrap us.
God still wants us to remove these sins from our lives and we need to pay attention to Him as He points them out.
Read: Judges 1:19-36
2 Corinthians 5:17 – Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!