“How are you feeling?” “That doesn’t feel right.” “If it feels right do it.”
We are a feeling driven society. Usually though on the other side of a “feel good” is a “feel bad”".”
Paul writes in Ephesians 2:3, “All of us used to live that way, following the passionate desires and inclinations of our sinful nature.” He’s writing to believers.
Salvation is a launching pad into a life of change for any believer.
Life continually needs adjustment after salvation. We need spiritual surgery. While Dean was recently ill, life was restrictive and painful. We tried all sorts of alternatives, refusing surgery. Surgery though once done, meant that he could live life again to the fullest.
What we often do, is hang onto sin or bad habits due to the feel good. The consequence is a crippled heart, incorrect thinking and a less fulfilling life. We justify our poor behavior.
Allowing adjustment though leads to our freedom again.
Paul writes in the above Scripture, “used to.” He lets us know that we can leave our wrong behavior and habits in the past and develop new ways. There is a life of opportunities and change for all beyond salvation.