6 For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.
2 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.
All change is not the same! Change a diaper or change the habit? We are not trying to conform our thinking, but transform it! Conformation comes from the application of external pressure, but Transformation comes from the Spirit of God in us!
Be not conformed, fashioned to this world!
· Let’s look at the way the world sells clothes to you ladies. How are fashions started? Does the fashion industry call each of you and tell you to throw all your clothes away and then when all the people are naked they say look, you need clothes and we have these laying around? NO! They know they will have to sell it to your mind first to get you to put it on! So they start showing it to you on models, telling you how good you will look in it. They tell you how everyone will be wearing it soon. Or maybe how practical it is, or how inexpensive it is! They have to sell it to your mind before you will buy it. It doesn’t matter to them that you may look terrible in it or that the color looks horrible on you or that you still like the clothes that you have. In a little while you will feel silly wearing what you have because everyone else is wearing the new stuff.
· Pressure from the outside pressing us into a mold or form!
· be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind!
2 Cor 10:3-5
3 For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh:
4 (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God (1Cor 2:7-14) to the pulling down of strong holds;) * Our reasons and arguments to defend our opinions against opponents!
5 Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ.
21 If so be that ye have heard him, and have been taught by him, as the truth is in Jesus:
22 That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts;
23 And be renewed in the spirit of your mind;
24 And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.