Bible Studies—2nd Corinthians—FREE!! He is a new creation The expression…
Bible Studies—2nd Corinthians—FREE!!
He is a new creation
The expression “a new creation” is applied here by the apostle to those who are converted persons, and does not have anything to do with the outward improvements which a person’ can make to his life by manipulating his manners, actions, speech etc. But here he has in mind that which is a new creation of God, not man’s, within a converted person, an inward creative work of grace in which man is purely passive, as he was in his first creation. And the result is that he is made a new creature, or a new man, in opposition to, and distinct from the old with its corrupt nature; and because it is something which is newly implanted in the soul, which was never there before; it is not a working upon, and an improvement of the old nature, but an implantation of new principles of grace and holiness. Here is a new heart, and a new spirit, and in them new light and life, new affections and desires, new delights and joys; here are new eyes to see with, new ears to hear with, new feet to walk, and new hands to work and act with; “He is a new creation.”