Romans 12:2 is a favorite bible memory verse, but how many know the story behind the verse?
“And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God”.
Paul was a great missionary and went around planting churches everywhere. This particular letter he wrote to the church in Rome. Surprisingly he had never been there. The church was planted by those who had come to Christ and then went to Rome and started a church.
Paul wrote to encourage them and to give them a proper foundation in their faith.
In the first part of Romans, Paul had been telling the Romans ‘What to Believe’. In this second part beginning in chapter 12, he writes to them about ‘How to Behave’.
First Paul tells the Romans to give their bodies to God which makes sense since God mercifully saved them. Second Paul tells them to renew their minds on godly not worldly things.
What they think about is what they will become. And what they become shows to the world the greatness of their God and His wonderful plan for their lives.
Now you know the story behind Romans 12:2.
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