Conformed or Transformed?

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

Conformed or transformed? This is an excellent question. But what Paul is saying is not put in the form of a question but a command. The only way we can prove the good, acceptable and perfect will of God in our lives is “by the washing of regeneration and renewing by the Holy Spirit,” Titus 3:5

They call the world the “the great unwashed.” It is not so with us. The same spirit that was “moving over the surface of the waters” as recalled in Genesis 1:2 resides in us! This is mind boggling to say the least. But since this is the case, why do we consult the world on what we should do rather than the Creator of the Universe? Who knows better?

Our transformation comes when we, like the transfigured Jesus, manifest our true regenerated form in a worldly situation, and shine forth God’s perspective on a matter that emanates from his spirit within. Fathom the thought of all of us doing this with regularity!

About Rick Reynolds

You'll find me in the far right hand corner of evangelical Christianity. I defy more categorization than that. Been studying the Word for 40 years and counting.
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