Practical Grace, Part 3: Chameleon or Butterfly? (Romans 12:2)
April 18, 2016 Series: Practical Grace: Living the Faith We Say We Believe (Romans 12)
Topic: Transformation Scripture: Romans 12:2
Chameleons often take on the color of their surroundings, camouflaging themselves in order to hide from other animals. Butterflies, on the other hand, are transformed from the inside out when they metamorphose from caterpillars into creatures that are radically new and beautiful. In Romans 12:2, the Apostle Paul calls believers to be more like butterflies than chameleons when it comes to the Christian life. In order to be “living sacrifices” (Romans 12:1) who serve as vessels of God’s mercies to a lost world (Romans 15:9), Christians learn to think as God thinks and want what God wants. This call to be renewed in our thinking can certainly be a challenge, but it’s part of our discipleship, and it’s something we must become intentional about doing.
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