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FBC E-Blast - September 6, 2010
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First Baptist Church - E-blast

September 6, 2010

Spiritual Metamorphosis

Romans 12:1-2

I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.

Notice that it is your responsibility to present your body to God. God will not do it for you. You have to do it. But Scripture doesn't leave us there. We are shown how we are to do that in verse 2 above.

When it says, Do not be conformed, that word conform means to be pressed into a mold by outward pressures. Instead of being conformed we are told to be transformed. That is actually the Greek word from which we get our English word metamorphosis. It means to let what is on the inside come to the outside.

One day, some kids came home from school with some silk worms. They were supposed to put them in a box and feed them mulberry leaves. They could not believe how many leaves those worms ate! They ate leaves until they turned a translucent green!

Then they wove cocoons and went through a metamorphosis. They went from being these ugly, fat, green, transparent worms, to the most beautiful fuzzy huge white moths. What an amazing sight to see!

You renew your mind by feeding on God's Word, the same way that those silk worms fed on the mulberry leaves. As you are filled with His truth, it causes a metamorphosis to take place. It brings what is on the inside God's nature to the outside. So feed on God's Word and watch your life be transformed.

By Bayless Conley

If you have any questions about the Bible, this devotional, would like to talk about how to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ or any other need, please feel free to contact me at any time.

Pastor Ben Robinson

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