I was out of town for Labor Day, so I’m going to give you a few Scripture verses to meditate on for Today’s post. The first passage comes from Sunday’s Second Reading:
Do not be conformed to this world but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that you may prove what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.” (Rom 12:2)
What does it mean to “be transformed by the renewing of your mind?” Here are two more passages that came to my mind as I pondered this verse.
I mean, brethren, the appointed time has grown very short; from now on, let those who have wives live as though they had none, and those who mourn as though they were not mourning, and those who rejoice as though they were not rejoicing, and those who buy as though they had no goods, and those who deal with the world as though they had no dealings with it. For the form of this world is passing away. I want you to be free from anxieties.” (1 Cor 7:29-32)
Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us rid ourselves of every burden and sin that clings to us and persevere in running the race that lies before us, while keeping our eyes fixed on Jesus, the leader and perfecter of faith. For the sake of the joy that lay before him he endured the cross, despising its shame, and has taken his seat at the right of the throne of God.” (Heb 12:1-2)
Ponder these verses. Pray about them. How is the Holy Spirit speaking to you through them today? What hindrance can you discard, what attachment can you overcome for love of Christ? Is there one step you can take today to help you fix your eyes more fully on Him?
Please share your insights with us.
The time is short.