You’re unexpectedly set free from death row. You can’t believe it. You’re offered a new life, home and job. It’s unbelievable! But a month later you’re still wearing your prison clothes, hanging out with your old gang and back to your old ways. But it’s OK – you’ve got your get-out-of-jail-free card.

When our new life in Christ looks like our old life, the grace we’ve been given is cheapened by our actions. God loved us so very, very much that Christ sacrificed himself for us. Our freedom was bought at a great price. We are new creations in Christ, and called to so much more than our old ways.

Let’s ask God to help us remember his sacrifice, and remind us what we’re really living for.