Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Be not conformed to this world

Daily Light Devotions - September 11 - Morning

Be not conformed to this world ...

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. 1 

You shall not fall in with the many to do evil, nor shall you bear witness in a lawsuit, siding with the many, so as to pervert justice, 2 

You adulterous people! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God. 3 

Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness? What accord has Christ with Belial? Or what portion does a believer share with an unbeliever? What agreement has the temple of God with idols? For we are the temple of the living God; as God said, "I will make my dwelling among them and walk among them, and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. 4 

Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. And the world is passing away along with its desires, but whoever does the will of God abides forever. 5 

in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience-- 6 

But that is not the way you learned Christ!-- assuming that you have heard about him and were taught in him, as the truth is in Jesus, 7 

1. Rom 12:2; 
2. Exodus 23:2; 
3. James 4:4; 
4. 2 Cor 6:14-16; 
5. 1 John 2:15,17; 
6. Eph 2:2; 
7. Eph 4:20,21

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