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“So also it is written, “The first man, Adam, became a living soul.” The last Adam became a life-giving spirit. However, the spiritual is not first, but the natural; then the spiritual” (1 Corinthians 15:45-46).

There is a progression and Paul points this out. There needs to be the death of Adam that the new life of one resurrected in Christ may become the new man. In the mystery of faith, what is before us is often not seen by those who have no faith. We do not do what we do to become, but do what we do because we are already becoming through the grace of the One who saves us.

Lord, this world is a mixed up mess and I hear many kinds of things. Help me to see and hear what You reveal that I would not be mixed up, but clear that You are the One who establishes the order of things. Guide me in Your goodness to simply live the life You have given me knowing that In You alone is all hope and that only by Your grace am I able to live into the new life You give.

Lord Jesus, You are the One who has overcome the old Adam and has made possible for us the way and life through Your death and resurrection. Grant that I would live into all that You offer and abide in You and You in me as You have spoken. Lead me, O Lord, in the way You know I need to go that I would now and always live this new life by Your grace with the hope of eternity with You. Amen.