Change is the way to LIFE
Throughout the book of Proverbs, the words reproof, reprove, rebuke, correct and teach show us that to have the wisdom, and the ways of God, we must be willing to change. Renewing our mind is more than just learning, and change is more than just gaining new insight or information. The process of change has as much to do with “taking off” as it does “putting on.” It is as much about subtracting, as it is about adding. In Eph. 4:22-24 Paul says, “that we put off, concerning our former conduct, the old man which grows corrupt according to the deceitful lusts, and be renewed in the spirit of our minds, and that we put on the new man which was created according to God, in righteousness and holiness.” God uses the “taking off” and “putting on” principle throughout the New Testament. In the process of renewing our minds, we have to realize that there are as many thoughts that must be taken off as there are that must be put on. It is possible to learn many good things, but also possible to never take off the things or thoughts that keep us from success.