Even Better Than Eden: Ch.4, Clothing, Quote 2

Even Better Than Eden: Ch.4, Clothing, Quote 2

How does this quote reframe how you view the Christian life? How does this chapter help you to better understand the putting on/putting off passages in Ephesians 4 and Colossians 3 (quoted below)?

But that is not the way you learned Christ!—assuming that you have heard about him and were taught in him, as the truth is in Jesus, to put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires, and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds, and to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness.—Eph 4:20-24

Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have put off the old self with its practices and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge after the image of its creator….Put on then, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.Col. 3:9-10, 12-14

How do we practically put on the new self/put off the old self? How do we dress so that our lives match God’s intended dress for us?

If other thoughts concerning this quote surface for you, please share as well!

Art: Crucifixion by a follower of Rogier van der Weyden

Even Better Than Eden: Ch. 4, Clothing, Quote 3

Even Better Than Eden: Ch. 4, Clothing, Quote 3

Even Better Than Eden: Ch. 4, Clothing, Quote 1

Even Better Than Eden: Ch. 4, Clothing, Quote 1