TUESDAY 14TH JANUARY, 2020
THEME: BE TRANSFORMED
PASSAGE: ROMANS 12:1-18
HYMN: MHB 718- Jesus we look to Thee
MEMORY VERSE: Romans 12:2, “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—His good, pleasing and perfect will
What does it mean to be transformed? What is the goal of transformation? What should motivate us to undergo transformation? What does one do in order to experience transformation? These are the questions to ask ourselves. The Greek word for transformation is metamorphous (met-am-or-fo’-o) “to change into another form” From the word comes the word “metamorphosis” used to describe a change of form.
The idea being commanded by Paul here is that Christians are to undergo a complete change, which under the power of God, will find expression in character and conduct. Therefore, transformation is something we allow to be done to us, not something we do by our own power alone; rather, we submit to God’s power.
What is the goal of transformation? Being a disciple (Luke 6:40,) and the goal of Christian living (Col 3:9-10.) To present our bodies as living sacrifices, holy, acceptable to God.” Therefore all Christians are to offer themselves as living sacrifice, to prove that God’s will is good, acceptable, and perfect. We are to demonstrate that God’s will is right – (Rom. 12:2.)
We have been called to be “transformed” into the image of Christ. We must, therefore, allow our minds to be renewed by setting them on things above. We have to live by the spirit of God and produce the fruit of the Spirit which are love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith and doing good to all, including our supposed enemies.
The transformed are the new beings in Christ, who have done away with old things and are renewed with the blood of the Lamb of God, Jesus Christ, the Saviour of the world. Are you one of them?
PRAYER: Heavenly Father, transform my life to be a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable
unto You in all things, and, in the end, secure me a place in Your heavenly abode in Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.