- We sing a new song (Ps. 40:3; Isa. 42:10; Rev. 5:9).
- We gain new strength (Isa. 40:31).
- We have a new name (Isa. 62:2; Rev. 2:17).
- We have a new covenant (Jer. 31:31; Heb. 8-9).
- We have God’s compassions which are new every morning (Lam. 3:23).
- We have a new heart and a new spirit (Ezek. 36:26).
- We observe a new commandment with each other (John 13:34).
- We walk a new life (Rom. 6:4).
- We are new creatures (2 Cor. 5:17).
- We are part of that new man, united with all children of God (Eph. 2:15).
- We have put on the new self (Eph. 4:24; Col. 3:10).
- We have been given a new and living way (Heb. 10:20).
- We are looking for new heavens and a new earth (2 Pet. 3:13).
- We anticipate the day when Christ makes all things new (Rev. 21:5).
Even though these promises were made thousands of years ago, they are as fresh and bright today as they have ever been. Some help us overcome the guilt of our past. Others give us strength for the present. All of them give us hope for the future. We don’t need “new truth,” but so many of the truths of Scripture deserve our renewed dedication and attention. As a New Year descends, try and put your arms around all the daily renewal our great God makes available to us on January 1st and every other day of the year!
” Therefore we do not lose heart, but though our outer man is decaying, yet our inner man is being renewed day by day” (2 Cor. 4:16).