Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect. Romans 12:2 NLT
When a child is born, they are like a sponge soaking up everything they learn from the environment around them. When they start talking, they say things based on what they have heard. They act towards others the way they have been treated. When my children were young it was amusing to hear them say certain phrases. I wondered where did that come from? Then I realized they were copying us.
Today’s verse makes me think, who am I copying? Who is my role model? Jesus is the perfect role model. Reading His Word, asking for the Holy Spirit to dwell in us, and committing our lives to Him is how we imitate Him. As we continue to read and follow His Word, we learn from Him. This is how God transforms us into a per person that reflects the character of Christ.