Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect. (Romans 12:2 NLT)
Paul warned Christians: “Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world” that are usually selfish and often corrupting. Wise Christians decide that much worldly behavior is off-limits for them. Our refusal to conform to this world’s values, however, must go even deeper than just behavior and customs; it must be firmly planted in our mind: “Let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think.” It is possible to avoid most worldly customs and still be proud, covetous, selfish, stubborn, and arrogant. Only when the Holy Spirit renews, reeducates, and redirects our mind are we truly transformed Tyndal Study Bible)
“Let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think.” Just today I was faced with a situation that challenged all that old habits I had. Arrogance is the first one that comes to mind. What is yours?
If we are truly renewed as Christian and walk by faith, then these worldly things should not influence you.
Just like I said yesterday we can’t “pretend” to love, we should truly love. The important part here is LOVE unconditionally, let me stress “unconditionally!” If you walk with love, these worldly traits won’t follow you.
Paul intends us to plant our minds with these behaviours firmly. It must be an intense desire to us. Live it and walk it.
Don’t pretend, be truly transformed.
“Lord I pray that you renew our minds always. I thank you for your grace. In Jesus name. Amen”