The Former Things
by Randy Chambers, 2004-12-15
Hebrews 6:12, NIV: We do not want you to become lazy, but to
imitate those who through faith and patience inherit what has been promised.
We are told by Paul that if we are in Christ, we are a new creation; old things
are past away, behold, all things are become new (2 Cor. 5:17). In his words and
throughout scripture we find a principle of change that takes place, and continues to take
place, in the heart of any who come to the Lord. We are encouraged not to turn again to
the former things we did before we knew Him. But to continue moving
forward--building on top of what God has made us--growing to maturity in our faith.