“So I tell you this, and insist on it in the Lord, that you must no longer live as the Gentiles do . . .” Great changes are to take place when we surrender our lives to the Lord, Paul says. Reject the old ways. Get a brand new way of thinking and begin acting differently. Here, Paul sets the stages for the instructions to follow–the putting off of the old ways and the putting on of the new ways in accordance with God’s plan.