Romans 12:2 Paraphrase

Don’t go along with the world, but instead allow your mind to be changed to know what is the good, acceptable, and perfect will of God.

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The differences between being conformed and being transformed are huge.

What does being conformed denote? The prefix ‘con’ means ‘with.’ So do not go ‘with’ the world. In another verse we are told to avoid the rudiments of the world, which is to adhere to its ordinances. But instead Paul admonishes the Colossians to live IN Christ.

What does it to mean to live IN Christ?

The prefix of transform, means to be changed.  We have changed masters. Instead of allowing the world to make our decisions practically and daily, we allow the Spirit of Christ from within to lead us, to guide us, to change us to walk In Him.  Christ is dead to the world, so must we be too, if we have chosen a life of faith.

So put on the hearing of faith.

The above pictures were taken by Whitney Martin. 

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