What comes to mind when you read Romans 12:2 and see the words “be transformed by the renewing of your mind”? It probably means more than you think, and the point of the verse isn’t necessarily about you.
Bringing Opposites Together Makes a Powerful Combination
Saint Paul Writing His Epistles, Valentin de Boulogne (1591–1632)
One overarching theme of Paul’s letter to the Christians in Rome is that both Gentiles and Jewish people are part of God’s plan to build his people. He starts to develop this theme in the opening chapters and returns to it over and over. By the time you read chapters 10 and 11 it is clear he considers this joining of Gentile and Jew into the people of God to be one of God’s main goals.
Brothers and sisters, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for the Israelites is that they may…
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