My old man!
(Gleanings from the Inner Life of Ruth Bryan)
"that you put off, concerning your former conduct,
the old man which is corrupt according to its deceitful
lusts" Ephesians 4:22
I plainly see that neither my old man nor my new man
can be mended. The one is too bad--the other too good.
There is no patching or painting the old man to advantage;
it will still be "corrupt, according to its deceitful lusts."
The new man needs neither patching nor painting, for it is
"created in righteousness and true holiness." (Ephes. 4:24)
What is "born of the flesh is flesh"--and will act after its nature.
What is "born of the Spirit is spirit"--and will aspire to its source!