Well the words of an old hymn serve to adorn the passage of Scripture before us – A Living Sacrifice. “I fail to find a sacrifice, or fitting gift to bring: Earth’s treasures have too little worth to offer to my King. My gift is small, it is my all, accept it Lord I pray; let self be slain, let Jesus reign, within my heart alway”. Oh, dear soul…is your all on the altar of sacrifice laid? What yet remains to give Him who gave all to us?
The world is ever seeking to fashion us into its pattern but we must hold fast and withstand that temptation. The exhortation given by the Apostle Paul in this twelfth chapter of Romans is for Christians to be transformed by the renewing of their mind in order that they might prove that good and acceptable and perfect will of God and in so proving to grow up in maturity.