I would venture to say that most of us do not really think about it or the implications of being renewed, so can i encourage you to think through it with me for a moment? Today's verse is a well known verse to anyone who's been going to church over the years, but the truth is; there are several verses that add more color around the idea of being renewed and its impact on our lives. Being renewed appeals to our spiritual reality; meaning, we are growing in our knowledge and understanding of God by the Holy Spirit to be conformed into the image of the invisible God, Jesus Christ. (Col. 3:10). This is good news considering our outer bodies are wasting away[dying due to the curse], but our inner man is being transformed-a new heart maturing-every day (2 Cor. 4:16). Being renewed is the linear progression of sanctification as a new creation; our thought process changes along with our desires, so we have the ability[will]to act (Eph. 4:23). In other words, this allows us to walk in the Spirit(Rom. 7:6; 8:2; 4-6; 9-11; 13-16) because God has caused us to become new creations(Ezk. 36:26-27) as a result of placing our faith in the person and work of Christ. Therefore, Paul uses the illustration of taking off the "old"(Rom.6:6; Eph. 4:22; Col. 3:9) and "putting on the new" (Eph. 4:24; Col. 3:10) because we're renewed. We are no longer slaves to sin and the deeds of the flesh(Jn. 8:34; Rom. 8:13) , but rather, slaves to righteousness(Rom. 6:19) with the ability to put on the new and its deeds from a new heart. In Christ, we're being renewed, which is the Work of God, by the Holy Spirit, through Christ Jesus our LORD.

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"And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect." Romans 12:2 (NASB)

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