In all the ways that matter before God, “old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.” The old guilt is replaced by new forgiveness. “There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus… in whom we have… the forgiveness of sins” (Romans 8:1 and Colossians 1:14).
The old foolishness is replaced by new wisdom. The old unrighteousness is replaced with new righteousness. The old hope of changing (self-help) is replaced by new hope of changing (sanctification, God changing us). “you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God, righteousness and sanctification and redemption (1 Corinthians 1:30)
This is grace upon grace.
Devotional is an excerpt from “Day By Day Grace” by Bob Hoekstra