Put On – Put Off, The Principle of Active Replacement



Put Off . . .


Put On . . .

Eph 4:17-24; Rom 13:12-14; Col 2:11, 3:8-11; I Cor 5:7-8

1. Pride, Boasting, Conceit, Arrogance, the Old Man, “The Old Leaven,” the Wretched Man, Apathy toward or about God and His Ways, Being Ashamed of the Gospel or Being Fearful about Sharing Christ, Selfish Ambitions

1. Humility, Esteeming and Preferring Others higher than yourself, the New Man, Being a “New Lump of Leaven,” Hallowing God, Being Fearless in Sharing your Faith in Christ, Making your Chief Ambition to be Pleasing to God

2. Materialism, Love of Money, Greed, Covetousness, Discontent, Trusting in Riches, Unthankfulness to God, Unthankfulness to Others, Jealousies, Willful or Negligent Ignorance

2. The Lord Jesus Christ, Possessions being Held with an Open-Hand, Contentment, Trust in God, Thankfulness to God, Thankfulness to Others, Understanding that God is the Only Owner of 100% of Everything and Everyone, Ever-Increasing Knowledge

3. Hypocrisy, Envy, Allowing the Influence of the Flesh, Being Weak, Quitting, A Lack of Caring whether Something is Deemed to be Inappropriate or Sinful by or to Others, Not Caring if you Might Cause a Weaker Christian to Stumble

3. Being Genuine, Being the Real Deal, Sincerity and Truth, Making No Provision for the Flesh, Being Happy for the Success and Blessings of/for Others, the Armor of Light, Perseverance, Being Strong, Finishing Strong, Abstaining from All Appearance of Evil, Taking Care to Avoid Causing Another to Stumble

4. Gluttony/Grazing, Sitting on your Duff, Drunkenness, Revelries, Works of Darkness, a Grumpy Countenance, a Hard Heart, Being Stiff-necked

4. Discipline and Self-Control in Eating/ Nutrition and Getting Aerobic and Strength Exercise, a Cheerful and Accepting Countenance, Having a Warm and Open Heart, Flexibility

5. Unrighteousness, the Love of Evil, Sin with your Eyes/Ears/Mind, Lewdness, Lust, Dressing Indecently, Loving the Darkness, Being Flippant about Serious Matters, Refusing to Repent

5. Righteousness, Goodness, Being God-Honoring with your Eyes/Ears/Mind, Virtue and Moral Excellence, Dressing Decently, Vigilance to Guard Your “Gates,” Loving God’s Light, Being Sober-Minded and Taking Serious Matters Seriously, Immediate Repentance

6. Dishonesty, Lying, Cheating, Stealing, Half-Truths, Concealment, Being Unethical, Calling what is Evil “Good,” Calling what is Good “Evil”

6. Integrity, Speaking Truth, Having No Guile, Being an Open Book, Being Renewed in Knowledge According to the Image of Christ, Being Ethical, Agreeing with God about What is Good and What is Evil

7. Procrastination, Complacency, Walking Improperly, A Lack of Planning, Being Unprepared, Failing to Prioritize

7. Doing it ASAP, Being Disciplined in Planning and Using Time, Doing it as unto the Lord, Walking Properly, Planning Wisely, Being Prepared, Properly Prioritizing

8. Selfishness, Ungratefulness, Being a Cheapskate, Stinginess, Cheating God of Tithes and Offerings, Withholding Help to Others

8. Self-Denial, Selflessness, Gratefulness, Helping Others, Generosity, Being a Cheerful Giver

9. Prayer-Less-Ness, Spiritual Dullness, A Lack of Joy, Being a Fool, A Lack of Wisdom, Walking “as the Gentiles Walk”

9. Being Fervent and Disciplined in Prayer, [Rafe, you] Being One of God’s Called “Pray-ers,” Rejoicing, Joy, Being Spiritually Discerning and Perceptive of the Truth, Wisdom, Walking as Jesus Walked

10. Compromising, Wickedness, Disobedience to God’s Word, Moral Impurity, Fornication, Uncleanness, Guilt and a Guilty Conscience

10. Uncompromising, Purity and Holiness, Obedience to God, Moral Purity, Cleanness, a Cleansed Conscience following Repentance

11. Gossiping, Backbiting, Murmuring, Speaking Idle Words, Having an Uncontrolled Tongue, Complaining, Filthy Language, Profanity

11. A Controlled Tongue, Speaking to Edify, Praising Others, Encouragement, Using Pure Speech, Just “Shut Up” when that is Best

12. Sinful Anger, An Uncontrolled Temper, Outbursts of Wrath, Malice, Strife;

Being Contentious, Pugnacious or Vexatious; Returning Evil for Evil, Retaliation

12. Being Tenderhearted, Moderation, Returning Good for Evil; Self-Control of your Emotions and Temper, Self-Control of your Tongue, Being Gracious

13. A Lack of Compassion, Uncaring, Being Pushy or Demanding, Allowing yourself to Become Irritated by Others

13. Caring, Actually Seeing the Needs of Others, Compassion, Bearing with One Another, Keeping your Heart Warm toward Others even if they are Rude, Nasty or Obnoxious

14. Being Unkind, Being Ungentle, Being Inhospitable, Complaining about Others, Foolish Choices, Recklessness,

14. Kindness, Gentleness, Tender Mercies, Being Hospitable, Understanding, Wise Choices, Careful Choices

15. Failing to Wait on God, Ceasing to Listen to Instruction from God’s Word (Neglecting Serious, Disciplined Bible Study), A Lack of Excitement about Feasting on God’s Word, Spiritual Stagnation

15. Waiting on God and His Perfect Timing, Submitting to God, Letting the Word of Christ Dwell in You Richly in All Wisdom, Discipline and Delight in Studying the Bible; Growing in the Grace and Knowledge of the Lord, Becoming More and More Like Jesus

Put Off . . .


Put On . . .

Eph 4:17-24; Rom 13:12-14; Col 2:11, 3:8-11; I Cor 5:7-8

16. Cutting Someone Down, Evil Speaking, Being Judgmental, Having a Critical Spirit; Giving an Unfair, False or Mean-Spirited Report about Someone; Dwelling on the Negative

16. Complimenting and Encouraging Others, Giving Grace, Letting God Search Your Heart, Giving Good Reports about Others, Dwelling on the Positive

17. Apathy toward Others, A Lack of Love, Mocking or Ridiculing Others, A Lack of a Burden for the Lost

17. Love and Concern for Others; Teaching and Admonishing One Another in Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Singing with Grace in your Heart to the Lord;

Appreciation and Admiration of Others, A Zeal to Share Christ

18. Being a Man-Pleaser, Following the Crowd, A Lack of Fear of God, Having Wrong Motives, Having Wrong Friends, Being Unwise in Choosing Associates

18. Being a God-Pleaser, Being God-Fearing, Having Spiritual Motives, Having Godly and Mutually-Edifying Friends, Being Wise in Choosing Associates

19. A Lack of Stewardship;

Burying your Talents, Abilities and Gifts; Using your Strengths and Abilities Only for your Own Advantage; Legalism and Elevating the Traditions of Men to be Equal to or Above the Dictates of Scripture

19. God-Honoring Stewardship;

Developing and Using your Gifts, Abilities and Talents for the Lord’s Use; Using your Strengths and Abilities to Bless and Benefit Others; Obedience to God’s Holy Word

20. Disrespect for Authority, Rebellion, Causing Divisions and Disunity among the Brethren, Resisting the Leading of the Holy Spirit

20. Honoring and Submitting to Authority, Working for Unity among the Brethren, Vigilance to Guard against Division and Disunity among the Brethren, With Spiritual Discernment Following the Leading of the Holy Spirit

21. Rejecting God as the Lord and Boss of your Life, Being Presumptuous of God, Being Presumptuous of Others, Taking Advantage of the Weak

21. Submission to God; Appreciating All that God Does for your Help, Guidance, Blessing and Benefit; Being Unassuming, Being Nice, Protecting the Weak

22. A Lack of Excellence in Anything, Being Mediocre, Accepting Mediocrity, Unfaithfulness, Untrustworthiness

22. God-Honoring Standards for your Life and your Performance/ Work, Striving for Excellence, Faithfulness, Trustworthiness

Put Off . . .


Put On . . .

Eph 4:17-24; Rom 13:12-14; Col 2:11, 3:8-11; I Cor 5:7-8

23. Being Unforgiving, Avoiding your Neighbors and their Needs, Holding a Grudge, Bitterness, Hatred, Being Vindictive, Vengefulness; Speaking or Acting Before Praying, Thinking or Carefully Evaluating Rightness and Consequences

23. Being Forgiving, “Letting it go,” Loving your Neighbor as yourself, Being Merciful, Trusting God to Take Care of any Vengeance; Praying, Thinking and Carefully Evaluating Rightness and Consequences before Speaking or Acting

24. Failure or Neglect as a Husband, Failure or Neglect as a Father/Grandfather, Failure as an Example of a Believer

24. Being a God-Honoring, Excellent and Effective Husband, Being a God-Honoring, Excellent, and Effective Father/Grandfather, Being God-Honoring as an Example of a Believer

25. Worrying, Fear, Fretting, Distrusting God, Anxiety, Unbelief, Being Cynical about Others, Taking Yourself Too Seriously

25. Trust in God and His Perfect Rightness and Goodness, Belief, the Peace of God Ruling in your Heart, Giving to Others the Benefit of the Doubt, Believing the Best about Others, a Willingness to even Laugh at yourself

26. Failure to Take God’s Provided Way to Escape Temptation, Uncontrolled Thinking, The Lust of the Eyes, the Lust of the Flesh, Sins of the Flesh, the Pride of Life, Double-Mindedness

26. Quickness to Take God’s Way to Escape Temptation, Taking Every Thought Captive in Obedience to Christ, Thinking on Whatever is True, Noble, Right, Pure, Lovely, and/or Admirable, Single- Mindedness

27. Being a Lover of Pleasure, Being Lukewarm for God and His Ways, Being Self-Indulgent, Half-Heartedness, Laziness, Complacency, Sloppiness, Being Slothful, Not Doing Your Best

27. A Passion to Please God and to Zealously Live for Him, Being Hard-Working, Diligence, Whole-Heartedness, Doing Whatever you Do in Word or Deed to the Glory of God and Doing All in the Name of the Lord Jesus, Giving Thanks to God the Father through Christ

28. Stubbornness, Thick-Headedness, Being Unteachable, Rejecting All Criticism and/or Correction, Being a Stumbling Block to Others, Being Bigoted or Prejudiced, Shunning Others, Barriers between you and your Neighbors

28. Brokenness, Being Teachable, Listening to God, Listening to Others, Openness to Accept Criticism and Correction, Being a Steppingstone for Others; Granting Equality to all as all Being Created in God’s Image and Loved by God; Accepting Others, Brotherly Kindness

29. Impatience, Brutishness, Harshness, Being Insensitive, Being Led by your Own Appetites, Worldliness

29. Patience, Sensitivity, Meekness, Longsuffering, Bearing With One Another, Being Guided by the Word of God, Godliness

Put Off . . .


Put On . . .

Eph 4:17-24; Rom 13:12-14; Col 2:11, 3:8-11; I Cor 5:7-8

30. Neglecting Responsibilities and Roles, Irresponsibility, Being Unreasonable

30. Doing and staying on Top of All Responsibilities and Roles with Diligence and Excellence, Being Reasonable

31. A Lack of Faith, Heresies, Blasphemy, Idols of the Heart, Sorcery, Leaving your First Love, Having a Lack of Reverence

31. Faith, Walking by Faith, Keeping God First in your Worship and your Life, Preferring God First,

Being Fervent in your Devotion to God,


Ephesians 4:17-24

17 This I say, therefore, and testify in the Lord, that you should no longer walk as the rest of the Gentiles walk, in the futility of their mind, 18 having their understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God, because of the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart; 19 who, being past feeling, have given themselves over to lewdness, to work all uncleanness with greediness. 20 But you have not so learned Christ, 21 if indeed you have heard Him and have been taught by Him, as the truth is in Jesus: 22 that you put off, concerning your former conduct, the old man which grows corrupt according to the deceitful lusts,23 and be renewed in the spirit of your mind, 24 and that you put on the new man which was created according to God, in true righteousness and holiness.


Colossians 2:11

11 In Him you were also circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, by putting off the body of the sins of the flesh, by the circumcision of Christ,


Colossians 3:8-11

But now you yourselves are to put off all these: anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy language out of your mouth. Do not lie to one another, since you have put off the old man with his deeds10 and have put on the new man who is renewed in knowledge according to the image of Him who created him,11 where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcised nor uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave nor free, but Christ is all and in all.


Romans 13:12-14

12 The night is far spent, the day is at hand. Therefore let us cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light. 13 Let us walk properly, as in the day, not in revelry and drunkenness, not in lewdness and lust, not in strife and envy.14 But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to fulfill its lusts.


1 Corinthians 5:7-8

Therefore purge out the old leaven, that you may be a new lump, since you truly are unleavened. For indeed Christ, our Passover, was sacrificed for us. Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, nor with the leaven of malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.


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