Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Bible Verse of the Week: Romans 12:2

"Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is - His good, pleasing, and perfect will." -Romans 12:2

I periodically remind myself of the holy doctrine of this scripture. In other words, this verse says not to let the world squeeze us into its sinful mold. Paul does not leave us wondering how to not allow this world to take hold of our souls. We are to be transformed by the renewing of our minds. We are to be radically changed within by utterly turning from our impure mindsets. I like the choice of the word "conform". Paul used it earlier in Romans 8, "For those God foreknew He also predestined to be conformed to the likeness of His Son." Consider this: we are conformed to the likeness of Jesus Christ. Thus, live in the likeness of Jesus that you will be enabled to approve that God's will is good, pleasing, and perfect. ~Jesselyn

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