2 Corinthians 5:16-19
My family recently went on a wonderful vacation to Washington DC. One of our favorite Smithsonian museums was the National Museum of Natural History. We visited three times in our week because there was so much there that we wanted to see! On our last day in the city, we visited the butterfly exhibit at the Natural History museum. I asked someone in the exhibit if the butterflies breed themselves, or if they had to continually buy the chrysalis to keep the exhibit going. He explained that some of them do breed themselves and they don't have to replace them often, but some of the more exotic ones require plants that the FDA doesn't allow in the country so they need to buy them on a continual basis. That got me thinking about our own spiritual transformation. I know you have probably heard the idea of a caterpillar transforming into a butterfly is similar to what God does to us when we are in Christ; however, it got me thinking about our spiritual diet. You see, that transformation doesn't happen unless we have fed on the truth of God. Without His truth we will spiritually die, but it is feeding on His truth that gives us life. His truth is found in the Bible and daily reading it is what sustains us. I can speak from my own experience that the more I read and learn, the more it transforms me living out the truth that I am His.
2 Corinthians 5:17 (NLT) "This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!"
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