Scripture gives us some very interesting and important distinctions that we need to pay careful attention to. In this blog I am going to point you to two of them in Paul’s letter to the Romans.
“Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, I myself serve the law of God with my mind, but with my flesh I serve the law of sin” (Romans 7:25).
Here Paul is making a clear difference between what we do with our natural tendencies (flesh) and what we do with our mind that can be governed by “the law of God.” This is more than the Ten Commandments, but refers to the revelation of God’s truth in His Word. When the mind uses that truth, we will serve God’s purpose for us. Sin will be served if we allow the flesh to control.
“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect” (Romans 12:2).
In order for us to serve God in any capacity, our minds must be constantly acted on by the Spirit of God so they are “renewed” through Him by truth. That can only take place in us if we are spending time in the Word and asking the Holy Spirit to teach us through the Word (John 14:25). Let’s make sure God is being served as we properly transform our thinking through Scripture.
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