Daily Bible Study
Paul is in the city of Corinth on one of his ministry trips. 2 Corinthians 5:17: "Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new." Paul is presenting the results of Christ's death for the believer and the believer's death with Him. Because believers are united with Jesus both in His death and resurrection, they participate in the new creation. That is, they receive the benefits of being restored by Christ to what God had originally created them to be. "All things have become new:" A believers life should change, because he or she is being transformed into the likeness of Christ. Instead of living for oneself, a believer lives for Christ. Instead of evaluating others with the values of the world,a believer looks at this world through the eyes of faith.