"And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God."
Do not conform to the world. It is easy to love the world, to let its cares choke out the Word planted in us. Many things about the world are not wrong in themselves, but they just get in the way of serving God. Step out of the mold. This doesn’t mean have a different schedule and live completely differently from others. The worldly way is the lust of the flesh, of the eyes, and the pride of life. Don’t conform to that.
Instead be transformed, from the mind out. I always think of Apple Computer’s ad, “Think Different” when I read this verse. We are to think differently than the worldly way. If you want to be first, then serve. The meek will inherit the earth. Love your enemies, bless those who persecute you. Our brains, our thought patterns need a complete re-wiring by the Spirit of Christ.
And the point of that reprogramming, that thinking different isn’t for everyone to see how cool you are when you stand out from the crowd. It’s to prove what is right and godly. To do it, and show it, so people see how we are meant to live, by God’s design.
We must confess, the world seeps into our thoughts and desires and actions.Oh come, let us worship & bow down, let us kneel before the Lord our maker.