Put to death whatever belongs to your earthly nature…
Since my life is now hidden with Christ in God… since Jesus is my life, I must ‘put to death’ whatever belongs to my earthly nature; my sinful flesh.
I have the imagery of a sword plunged into the heart of another. When the king turns and says ‘Kill him,’ the soldier takes out his sword and puts to death the unfortunate person. Pretty gruesome, really, but this is what needs to happen to the flesh. When the King says so, I put it to death.
Thankfully Paul writes on to tell us how to fill the void. The new life in Christ is totally different! (Colossians 3:12-17)
King Jesus, I submit to Your reign in my life. Thank You for providing me with new life! Bring glory to Yourself this day as I live for You.