Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. 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. Romans 12:1-2
You are a living sacrifice to God.
In the Old Testament, Israelites needed animals to offer sacrifices to God. But now that we are under the New Covenant, we no longer need bulls or birds to present God as an offering because our lives have become a living sacrifice – a pleasing and fragrant aroma before His throne.
But, to be a fragrant incense before God, Paul teaches us not to compromise. We ought not to conform to the pattern of this world. We are to be set apart, holy to His service.
And, we must renew our minds to know God’s perfect, good and pleasing will. One that does not harm us but only gives us a promising future.
So today, let us allow the Holy Spirit to renew our minds, cleanse them from negative thoughts, and purify them from lies. Shalom!
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