Verse of the Day: Romans 12:2
“And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.” -Romans 12:2.
When we become Christians, it is important for us to realize our old life is done away with and we are new creatures. Paul wrote to the Corinthian Church the following, “Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come.” 2 Corinthians 5:17. So, being a new creature is a result of accepting Christ as Savior.
Our old life was being conformed to this world. In order to fit in and make life easier, we would do things the way the world did it, believe what the world believed, take on habits and feelings that it considered appropriate and acceptable. I am not saying we all accepted everything, but much of it. Especially in the area of the existence of God, and even more fundamentally, what God is.
When we are saved through the blood of Christ and become new creatures, we are to discard these old thoughts and ways. We are to take on the ways of Christ and not of the world. We must change the way we think from a worldly to a spiritual view. We must study God’s Word and make Christ’s ways the model of our own. If something is sin, we must see it as sin. If something is a bad witness, we must not do it. Our life must exemplify the life God wants and demands us to live. And as we live this transformed life, we will exhibit to ourselves as well as those around us what is good and acceptable and perfect. Let God work through us in this process. We can do this because He promised us He would make it happen.
William Funkhouser MDiv, ThD, Founder and President of True Devotion Ministries, Inc.