Romans 12 v 2 is a foundational truth for every born again believer; it is the verse that describes how we can be changed (or transformed) for the better.
We are transformed by the renewing of our mind.
The verse however also gives us a warning, telling us not to be conformed to this world, not to be molded or shaped by the natural and physical things around us.
Whenever we take in information through hearing, seeing etc. we are taking the opportunity to be either conformed or transformed.
Things of the world can conform us and things of the Lord can transform us.
We decide what we input into our minds, we decide the process that we take part in.
We decide whether to listen to the truth or to lies.
In church the other day I was preaching on this, about being conformed or being transformed and a friend had a real insight; she said, being conformed is when we are ‘formed’ by a ‘con’.
This is very true, as the things of this world are contrary to the Word of God and are therefore lies or cons.
The Word of God is the truth and it is the knowledge of this that will see our minds renewed and see us transformed.
If we know the truth we will be made free (John 8 v 32).
It is knowledge of Jesus that will lead us into life and godliness (2 Peter 1 v 3).
It is the understanding of Scripture that will lead us towards perfection in our mind, will, emotions and body (2 Timothy 3 v 16 and 17).
Feed your self with truth today and not the lies of this world; reading this DIG is a good start!
Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord for your Word and for the marvellous truths held within”.
Romans 12 v 2…..And be ye not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind