Many people who identify themselves as Christians don’t know anything about Jesus. What they profess to know is not based on facts, but things they have heard from others or the little they learned as children in Sunday school. Or it’s the bits and pieces they picked up during the few times they were in a church service.
It’s impossible to really know a person without spending time with that person. I am married for over 39 years, and I must confess that there are things about my wife that I keep discovering every day. There are many so-called believers walking around with inferiority complexes, critical, controlling or judgmental spirits. They have low self-esteem, are unable to face the truth, and have many other problems too numerous to list. The reason for this is because they really don’t know Jesus and what He has done for them. The Apostle Paul writes the following to the Ephesian believers:
“Since you have heard about Jesus and have learned the truth that comes from him, throw off your old sinful nature and your former way of life, which is corrupted by lust and deception. Instead, let the Spirit renew your thoughts and attitudes.” Ephesians 4:21-23 (NLT)
Notice the words Paul uses. “Since you have heard about Jesus and have learned the truth.” When you know and learn about Jesus you “throw off your old sinful nature and your former way of life.” Your “thoughts and attitudes” are reshaped and renewed by the Holy Spirit.
Have your thoughts and attitudes been reshaped and renewed?