He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.
We have moved/been moved to an alternate, parallel universe, but we forget. We think we're part of the old humanity--trapped, broken, and dying (despite all evidence to the contrary). We forget we are part of the new humanity--free, whole, and living (again, despite all evidence to the contrary).
Even more, the old humanity's habits hang on us, weighing us down, and through apathy, neglect, or downright denial, we choose--whether by intention or default--to live as if we are the old humanity.
The Word and knowledge of God are surely basic to our transformation into who we are in the new humanity. The question is how are they basic. What is our part?
Tag(s): spiritual formation