Romans 12:1a (NIV)
Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy…
There is a whole biblical worldview in the chapters preceding Romans 12 to which Apostle Paul refers that we must first have, embrace and remember – and that is God’s mercy. God’s mercy is every blessing in salvation – eternal divine love, grace, peace with God, kindness leading to repentance, forgiveness, resurrection, hope – just to name a few.
The first step to resetting our thought life begins with the call of Romans 12:1 to build our lives on God’s mercy. How do we build? Know the truth (thoughts) and practice it (obedience) – this produces wise living.
“Wisdom is the understanding of what God would have us do and then doing it, what God would have us think and then thinking it…A believer’s wisdom is found first in the acknowledgment of true wisdom and then in obedience. This is decisive, for there is a great breakdown between belief and behavior, knowing and doing. The heart of wisdom is their union, as is the heart of true knowledge.” (White, A Mind for God)
Does the Word of God determine what/how you think?
Are you building your life on God’s mercy?
Today, let’s turn to God and offer our minds to Him, committing to actively take in God’s Word.
Prayer: Lord, I want to think your truth and obey your ways. Please help me as I commit to actively take in your Word and build a wise life on your mercy. In Jesus’ name, Amen. Listen and worship with the song, “Build My Life” (click here)