Give praise to God who reigns above
For perfect knowledge, wisdom, love;
His Judgements are divine, devout,
His paths beyond all tracing out.
Come, lift your voice to heavens high throne,
And Glory give to God alone!
Romans 12:2 “And do not be conformed to the pattern of this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.”
The J.B. Philipps Translation of the New Testament renders the verse like this, “Don’t let the world around you squeeze you into its own mold, but let God re-make you so that your whole attitude of mind is changed. Thus, you will prove in practice that the will of God is good, acceptable to him and perfect.”
Right thinking leads to right behaving. Conforming to this world, letting the culture determine our path and strategy, is a dangerous position for the believer. It certainly will not be pleasing to God and it will be filled with regret and useless suffering not Godly sorrow that leads to repentance. Over the next five weeks I will share the “ism’s” working against the renewing of our minds in Christ.
We need to find the jumping off place to enter the mindset that brings us into the presence of God that changes our perspective and our behavior. Hope you’ll join me and strive to transformed by the renewing of your mind.