A Worthy Life

A New Self

Rob Yonan

If we desire to live more like Jesus, it begins with a new self. Our identity in Jesus results in living differently; righteously. However, we are not talking about just behavior modification. Mere behavior modification can be frustrating and fruitless on its own. A disciple of Jesus deconstructs their self, the fount in which behavior flows, and reconstructs it in the image of Jesus. Under the burden of sin, we are enslaved to a false self that deceives and leads us away from our created purpose. Under the freedom of Jesus, we are free to cast aside the false self for our true self, which is created to be righteous and holy.