Transformation Inside and Out

Transformation within is what leads to transformation without.  In this passage, Paul provides an example of not only what a Christian is to no longer do, but what he or she is now to do.  Even though a Christian may carry the title of “thief” for life, as well as a host of other titles deserving condemnation, the merit of Christ is the Christian’s defense.  This great truth serves as the impetus for the Christian’s changed behavior.  Hallelujah!