Do not lie to one another, since you have put off the old man with his deeds, and have put on the new man who is renewed in knowledge according to the image of Him who created him, where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcised nor uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave nor free, but Christ is all and in all. —Colossians 3:9-11
Here, In Paul’s letter to the Christians at Colosse, he described a restoration of God’s people.
There are two influences in our lives.
One is the old man, that is, the person we were before trusting Christ.
The other is the new man who is becoming more like Christ.
We are to put off the behavior patterns of our old ways and put on the new character qualities of Christ.
The apostle described a spiritual renewal from the living God who created us and gave us new life in His Son, Jesus Christ.
Our lives are in the skilled hands of our Lord who knows who and what He designed us to be.
No matter how sin-damaged and dirty we may be, there is hope for renewal and restoration.
The Master Artist is alive and at work within us.