Be Transformed By The Renewing Of Your Mind

Romans 12:2–Be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

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Be not conformed to this world–Most people are busy being conformed to this world.  They follow after the latest fads.  They seek after the latest fashions.  They are involved with keeping up with the Joneses.  They are too earthly minded to be of any heavenly good.  To be carnally minded, focusing on the things of the flesh and physical things which are of this world is death.  This carnal mind is enmity against God, is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can it be.  Those whose minds are focused on the flesh and the things of this world cannot please God.

Be transformed–To be spiritually minded is to focus on spiritual things and things of God and is life and peace.  When we are born again, born of God’s Spirit, we become a new creature in Christ Jesus: old things are to pass away and all things are to become new (2 Corinthians 5:17).  In other words our lives are to be transformed (changed).  For this change to take place our minds must be renewed.  Philippians 2:5 says, “Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus”.  The renewing of our mind is a change from being carnally (earthly) minded to being spiritually minded. Our minds have been programmed by the world and people in the world.  Our thinking is on a worldly level.  Our mind is tied to the 5 senses and our thinking is linked to the 5 senses.  Our minds must be transformed.  This transformation will take place as the Holy Spirit opens the eyes of our understanding to the word of God and renews our minds.  The Holy Spirit reveals the word of God to us and in the process faith is created.  We then can walk by faith and not by sight. We can walk in the Spirit and not in the flesh.  Thus our lives will prove what is the good, and acceptable, and perfect will of God.