Our new identity in Christ, our new self, is far more valuable than any other aspect of our identities. It is eternal, spiritual, glorious and good. Therefore, our new life with God must not look like the old life without God. We are not to think the same (verse 18), talk the same (verse 25),or do the same things (verse 31). We are to live worthy of the gift we’ve been given; this new identity as God’s family, His people, and His temple. By God’s grace, may we do so.