Romans 12:2 - And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect. NASB
2 Corinthians 3:18 - But we all, with unveiled face beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as from the Lord, the Spirit. NASB
According to the Apostle Paul, you need to know you are going to have to make some changes in your mind which will bring about changes in your lifestyle.
Why do we need to go through this transformation? So we can prove what the will of God is.
For years I have had people say to me, "I just wish I knew what the will of God was for me."
I can tell you this much if you have not been reading His Word and praying to Him, you will never find out what God's Will is for your life.
Notice what Paul says, "…the will of God is, that which is GOOD, and ACCEPTABLE and PERFECT."
In the Old Testament after Moses had received the 10 commandments from God and descended from Mt. Sinai, he had to put on a veil on that covered his face. This covering was to hide the Glory of God from the Israelites.
It is just the opposite in the New Testament. We don't hide from the Glory of God. We are to reflect the Glory of God so that others can see this glory and desire to have the Glory of God in their lives.
The issue here is if we are not going through a metamorphosis (aka- transformation) personally, we are hypocrites. We should become more and more like Jesus and Paul tells us why. The reason is, we don't have a veiled face and we are looking directly into the Glory of the Lord.
Therefore, who else are we going to look like except, Jesus?
Paul said, "be transformed by the renewing of your mind,…"
It is your mind that must be renewed and it is your mind that must have gone through a transformation. It is not enough to know a Christian you have to be one.
So seriously ask yourself this question: "How much do I resemble Jesus?"
Think On These:
We can change the world by changing ourselves.
Where we go and what we do advertises what we are.
Gary A. Serago
Minister of God's Word
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