"Did you know the Bible tells us we should sing contemporary Christian music? Yeah, it says "sing to the Lord a NEW song.*"
Yeah, lame, but funny. After all, every song was new at one time.
Nine different times, the Bible tells us to sing a new song, so God isn't against new.
In fact, He is kind of into new.
He likes to make us into new creations.
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. 2 Corinthians 5:17
I don't know about you, but that is good news for me - I kind of made a mess with the old me.
And once, we do become that new creation, He immediately starts working with us on other new things, like a new way of living, thinking and doing. (Read all of Romans 12!)
He also gives us a new heart focus:
A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. John 13:34
That new commandment helps us with keeping the 10 commandments as well; because, if you love others like Christ loves you? You won't even think about stealing, lying about, killing and coveting what others have - you'll be too busy loving.
New songs, new creations, new way of living, new heart focus; so, yeah, He is kind of into new.
What about you? Do you long for new? I'd love to talk with you about it!
* Psalm 96:1
I love it when a post can be shared in two venues - it makes me feel so efficient. First, I'm sharing with the bloggers over at Writer's Workshop in response to the prompt: 4. Write a blog post inspired by the word: new. I love the workshop because you will always find humor lurking there.
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