“And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” Romans 12:2
To conform is to comply with the laws, rules or standards of a person or entity. It is operating in a way that is acceptable or that meets the standard of body. When the Bible tells us not to conform to this world, it is referencing the standard of the world. The social pressures, the laws, and the rules of the world that are in conflict or opposition to the law or standard of God.
We have all given in to compromise at some point in our lives. We have rationalized that taking a company pen or stapler is not stealing since they do not pay me enough for the job that I do. Or we have remained silent when we saw someone cheat on a test because we did not want to be labeled a snitch.
In those simple acts, we chose to conform to the standard of the world. We elevated the worlds view above the kingdom view. Today we must decide if we want to continue to allow the world to shape our view or if we desire for Christ to do it.
List the areas where you have allowed the world to dictate how you view things.
List the actions that you plan to take to rectify the situation.
Place a spiritual seal over your actions and establish the matter in the presence of God.
| Challenge Day 9 |