Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. Romans 12:2 ESV
I don’t know about you, but there are times when I’m driving that I need quiet. Somehow the shouts, and laughing and commotion from my passengers become too distracting when I’m dealing with poor driving conditions.
I don’t fully know why my hearing overwhelms my driving skills, but it does. The same can be true in our walk with our Lord. The noise of the world around us can become so distracting that we have difficulting knowing what God would have us do with problems we come upon as we journey with Him.
When we come upon poor driving conditions, we test the road and test our car. We’ll tap the brakes to see if it’s slippery, we’ll look for the painted lines on the road to see if we are straying out of our lane, and so on. In our verse today, we find, “that by testing you may discern.”
Every moment of every day, we must test so we may discern the behavior that is God’s will, “what is good and acceptable and perfect.”
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