....Be not transformed 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.
Paul is encouraging the Romans believers to reframe from bowing to this world's pressure to conform to its morals and values as they are contrary to those of God. These words of encouragement apply to all believers today and for generations to come.
It is noteworthy to say in today's society corruption is everywhere and in some instances have made it way into the church. What must believers do? Believers are instruments of righteousness who are called by God to be His spokespersons; therefore, we are compelled to call out sin when ever and wherever is appears. Believers being the righteous of Christ we are to let our light shine everywhere we go and in all situations. This includes shinning the light of Christ even in the church when its core principles have been compromised.
To be nonconforming to this world, believers have the indwelling Holy Spirit to aid in our efforts of living sanctified lives in the face of a corrupt society. Also, being non conformant to this world, believers are better able to do the will of God which pleases Him. Lastly, being nonconforming to this world and persevere to the end will spend eternity with Christ in the New Jerusalem.
Believers, we are transformed in Christ because of His atoning work on Calvary's cross.
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