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posted Jan 24, 2017, 6:16 AM by Antonio Lundy   [ updated Jan 24, 2017, 6:20 AM ]
We have been studying the 12th chapter of Romans for more than a month; we have barely moved beyond the 10th verse.  In view of what Paul addresses through the first 11 chapters and especially chapters 9, 10 and 11, he is now admonishes the addresses to make major changes in their life styles.  This changes involves a complete change, or what Merrian-Webster dictionary regards as a "major change", a major change perhaps in one's thinking, a major change in one's walk (Halak in Hebrew), a major change in one's character.  After all, in view of what Christ has done...grafted us in...its the reasonable or logical or smart thing to do.  Paul emphasizes the need to be transformed by the renewing of the mind. It is imperative that one in not CONFORMED or fashioned like the world or follow its pattern.  We are to be TRANSFORMED but not just anyway.  It must be a renewing of the mind.  First Peter 4:1 states, 'For as much then (emphasis added) as Christ hath suffered for us (emphasis added) in the flesh, arm ourselves with the same mind:"  How do we arm ourselves with this same mind.  Glad you asked:  Read, pray and study God's word is a great starting point.  Ready, set, go.