Romans 12:2 Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God.
CONFORMED="summorphos: in the greek and mean similar, conformed by sharing the same inner essence-identity (form) showing similar behavior from having the same essential nature. Jointly formed. To change into another form
TRANSFORMED="metamorphoó" in the greek and mean change, I transform, transfigured.
RENEWING-"anakainoó" in the greek and mean I renew, make new again.to be changed into a new kind of life, opposed to the former corrupt state.
We live in a world where there is a daily struggle to fight against the things of the world verses the things of God. Both are fighting for our undivided attention. One thing of a surety:the one we feed is the one that grows.
The world system says to eat, drink and be merry. Live life as you please because you only have one life to live. This is your life so live it how you want.
Sowing to the flesh? You will reap corruption! Sowing to the Spirit? you will reap eternal life.
This world is not our home! It is our temporary residence. One day, all of what we see will one day be no more. 1 John 2:17- The world and its desires pass away, but whoever does the will of God lives forever.
The mind is the machine that controls the thoughts we think and act upon, the decisions we make, the places we go, the things we do and do not do.
The mind controls the choices we make, the paths we take in life and it is in the mind where we determine if we are going to surrender to or deny the will of Christ for our lives.
The good news today is that God has given us a choice to either set our mind on things above that are pleasing to Him or to set our minds on things of this world that are temporary and of no benefit to our eternal destination in heaven with Him..
Struggling in your mind as to which way you should live? According to God's standards or the world's standard? Struggle no more! God in His Word has already told you how to live. He "said be not conformed to this world but be ye transformed by the renewing of our mind."
Joshua 1:8-Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.
A life that is lived by pleasing the flesh and the desires of the flesh and all the pleasures of this world apart from God will not be one that will spend eternity with God. The same condition we live and die in will be the condition we will enter into eternity.Either a place of rest or a place of torment. The choice is ours!
There is no way we can live a life of pleasing the flesh and all it's desires on a daily basis by giving it everything it wants, all the while rejecting God and thinking that when we transition from earth to eternity that we will arrive glorious in eternity with God. IT WON'T HAPPEN!
Earth is preparation for eternity. Everything in this world will one day be left behind by you and I. It is only the Word of God that will last throughout all eternity. The world and all that is in it is passing away.
When we read and meditate on God's Word it renews our minds. We begin to see life through the lense of God's Word which in turn causes us to grow into the knowledge, wisdom and understanding of God and His Word. The end result will be a mind that is daily being renewed and transformed.
Philippians 2:5 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus.
The call from heaven to earth today is "do not be conformed to this world" and in doing so, we are doing what is pleasing to God.
Our minds must be renewed daily. How do we do that? By the washing of it with the Word of God.
People of God, DO NOT pattern your life after this world system, but instead, pattern it according to God's principle and standards that are written in His Holy Bible.
Psalm 1:1-6 Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the path of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; 2 but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and in His law he meditates day and night. 3 He will be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that brings forth its fruit in its season; its leaf will not wither,
and whatever he does will prosper.
4 The ungodly are not so, but are like the chaff which the wind drives away. 5 Therefore the ungodly will not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.
6 For the Lord knows the way of the righteous, but the way of the ungodly will perish.
Eternity only has 2 destinations. One with God and one apart from God. Where will you spend eternity? If sowing to your flesh, you will reap the harvest of the flesh that WILL bring about your separation from God in eternity. If sowing to the spirit, you will reap a harves of everlasting life with the Father in heaven.
3 John 1:11 Beloved, follow not that which is evil, but that which is good. He that doeth good is of God: but he that doeth evil hath not seen God.
Let this mind be in you which is aso in Christ Jesus!
Be shaped not by the worlds system, but by the Word of God. This is the only way to be transformed and not conformed!