Re:Verse passage – 1 Peter 1:10-17 (day seven) 

 As obedient children, do not be conformed to the former lusts which were yours in your ignorance. vs 14

Conformity is inevitable. The question is what image are are we being conformed to. Children are the epitome of this inevitability. “Nature vs Nurture” shows us there are things that we all have engrained in our DNA, but we still take on traits and customs of the environment we are surrounded by. We are conformed by what is around us. If you want to be conformed into the image of Christ, you cannot continue to surround yourself with the things that led you astray in your past. Sometimes those are people, environments, or different stressors. When placed in those situations, it is easiest to revert back to what we once were instead of who God wants us to be. If we want to be conformed into holiness, then we will need to surround ourself with holiness. What image are you being conformed to?

Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things. Phil 4:8

Author: Rick Henderson

Rick Henderson is the Associate Pastor for Students.

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