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Daily Renewal

By Andrew Murray 

    “...Seeing that ye have...put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of Him that created him” (Col. 3:9-10).

    The new man is being renewed unto knowledge, “after the image of Him that created him” – nothing less than the image, the likeness of God.  That is the one aim of the Holy Spirit in His daily renewing; that must be the aim of the believer who seeks that renewing.

    This was God’s purpose in creation, “Let Us make man in Our image, after Our likeness” (Gen. 1:26). How little the infinite glory of these words is considered. For nothing less than this, did God breathe His own life into man, that it might reproduce in man on earth a perfect likeness to God in heaven. In Christ, that image of God has been revealed and seen in human form. We have been predestined and redeemed and called, we are being taught and fitted by the Holy Spirit, to be conformed to the image of the Son, to be imitators of God, and to walk even as Christ walked. How can the daily renewal be carried on, what can the daily Bible study and prayer profit, unless we set our heart on what God has set His on – the new man being renewed day by day after the image of Him that created him.