Scripture: Love God and Resist the world daily

Romans 12:2

“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.”

The scriptures teach us how to think. The 17th century astronomer famously said that, “Science is the process of thinking God’s thoughts after Him.” Well it would be equally true to say that reading the bible enables us to “think God’s thoughts after him” because by reading the Bible daily we are having our minds renewed by his word. The world is constantly teaching us to think a certain way about ambition, money, sex, other people, power and yourself. It is in God’s word that we learn the truth about these things, and it is in the daily habit of consuming scripture we renew our minds.

Suggested Habits

  • Listen to the bible in a year podcast on your way to work
  • Read the lectionary readings for the day while eating breakfast.
  • Keep your phone in a different room when you go to sleep, and try to read your bible before looking at your phone.
  • Memorize scripture and recite it to yourself as you put on shoes to leave the house in the morning.