2 And do not be conformed to this world [any longer with its superficial values and customs], but be [c]transformed and progressively changed [as you mature spiritually] by the renewing of your mind [focusing on godly values and ethical attitudes], so that you may prove [for yourselves] what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect [in His plan and purpose for you].
Though Jesus was human, he lived life on earth without sin. He is the true representation of how one is supposed to live life here on earth the way Gods wants us to. As disciples of Jesus, our goal is to be conformed to his image, to be like him.
Romans 8:29 (AMP)
29 For those whom He foreknew [and loved and chose beforehand], He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son [and ultimately share in His complete sanctification], so that He would be the firstborn [the most beloved and honored] among many believers.
As a believer one key question I consistently need to ask myself is “Am I becoming more and more like Jesus or am I more and more like the world?” We are transformed to acquire the nature of Christ who is the full representation of Gods kingdom.
One of the reasons that many today are not able to prove for themselves what the good acceptable and perfect will of God for their life, is because they are not being transformed and they continue to conform to the patterns of this world. Paul tells us that when we are transformed through the renewal of our mind, when we have the same attitude of mind that was in Christ Jesus, then we will be able to prove for ourselves what the perfect will of God for our lives is.
The goal of transformation is for the disciple to be like his teacher. In our case we should be like Christ in our way of thinking, our speech and the way we handle people and do our things. In essence transformation should produce a Jesus, a kingdom person in each and every believer. Now that’s some food for thought!