Scripture Scriptnet no. 4 sharing with you

Welcome Friend,

Was listening to Rick Warren on youtube. He is the pastor at Saddleback Church in California. I got an inspiration to use this verse today. Your going to be enthused and inspired. It is not just science that speaks of our minds, but God speaks of it from the Bible. Bible says it all the time.

Holy Bible speaks to us always.

Romans 12:2 according to by Rick Warren New Living Translation:

Do not be conformed to the pattern of the this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think.

That is the NLT translation, but I found this off the internet from them. Means pretty much says the same thing. But, there is one line difference. What is your interpretation of this? I am not says Pastor Rick Warren is wrong. It is just that I found the verse on the internet and wanted to share and have a discussion with you.

Romans 12:2New Living Translation (NLT)

Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.

We need to God’s will not our own. We have free will yes. With that said, we can make ourselves new in Jesus Christ for all peoples. Right?!

Let me know your thoughts. Blessings!!!

God Loves You!!!

God is paradise. We are here to soar in His grace and mercy.

6 thoughts on “Scripture Scriptnet no. 4 sharing with you

  1. Donna, thanks for sharing this verse–Romans 12:2–from Warren’s NLT. It is different from, say, the NIV or NASB or KJV translations. I don’t believe there’s a “right” translation. God can transform a heart as wonderfully in the Message or the KJV. The key for me is the interpretation of scripture. T terprhe Holy Spirit is the only one who can interpret God’s word and share God’s meaning with us. I have often found, when reading Warren, that he sometimes “dumbs down” scripture. In the NLT translation he uses, I think the verse says a lot more to it than “changing your mind”. His NLT leaves out the meat of the verse written in other translations–discovering what God’s good and perfect will is. To me that’s a little deeper than “changing the way you think.”

    • Hello Steven, Great sharing and seeing you here. “Holy Spirit is the only one who can interpret God’s word and share God’s meaning with us.” I am with you … I agree the interpretation of the one I gave much more deeped than Pastor Warrens.. God is so good… blessings .

  2. I’ve appreciated this Verse since my conversion, but only remembered the first phrase (RSV) : “Do not be conformed to this world but be transformed by the renewal of your mind,” – The rest: “that you may prove what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.”

    What I love about it is the essential understanding that St. Paul expresses, that we are in need of transformation. Conformity to this world, to secular society and with it to materialism, individualism, hedonism, will not bring us true joy or fulfillment. We are made for higher things, eternal things, all that is good – And what is truly good is what is acceptable to God Our Creator, what is right and perfect for us as His Creations. We are in need of renewal. We need to “change our minds” about what is true and important so that we are no longer living in error but are transformed into the people that God created us to be. Christ brings us that transformation– Is that transformation. Through him we are, indeed, as you wrote, Donna, made new!

    Thanks for sharing!

    • love what u said all this is well said too “We are in need of renewal. We need to “change our minds” about what is true and important so that we are no longer living in error but are transformed into the people that God created us to be. Christ brings us that transformation– Is that transformation. ” I feel I am being transformed everyday. I need to be opened to Him all the time … transforming me all the time … you too I am sure… what do you fell? blessings

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