Renewing Your Mind
One of the more challenging verses in the Bible I think is Romans 12:2.
Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will know what God wants you to do, and you will know how good and pleasing and perfect his will really is.
Reading through Joyce Meyer’s Power Thoughts I came across her section talking about this verse and her comment that I want to share verbatim.
An unrenewed mind is one that is never changed after receiving Jesus Christ as Savior. The spirit is regenerated but the mind remains the same. This condition furnishes fertile ground for the devil to operate. It is for this reason that Christians often have a reputation as being hypocritical. They say they believe something but their behavior does not match their so-called beliefs.
And then we see one of the consequences of this:
Many people who need Christ in their life are hindered from accepting Him due to the poor witness of others they know who say they are Christians.
That’s some powerful stuff there.