In Romans 12:1-2, the Apostle Paul admonishes his audience to think differently, to set our minds differently (v. 2), and to “put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator” (v. 10). Different parts of the human body completely renew themselves with new cells to replace old ones. Our skin renews itself every two to three weeks, whereas our bone cells renew about every ten years. There are some parts of our brains that regenerate and grow new cells, while other parts remain the same (Chris Opfer, “Does Your Body Really Replace Itself Every 7 Years?,” How Stuff Works, June 6, 2014, https://science.howstuffworks.com/life/cellular-microscopic/does-body-reallyreplace-seven-years2.htm). We have an active role in renewing our minds, being transformed from the inside out (see also Romans 12:1–2). When we renew our minds to consider God and his presence in our daily lives, we know him better and are transformed to be more like him.
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