Paul’s Warning in Romans 12:1-2


In the Apostle Paul’s letter to the Romans, he is pleading with members of the body of Christ on
the importance of our bodies being the dwelling place of the Ruach HaKodesh (the Holy Spirit).
In the Textus Receptus, Paul says “parakalo oun unas” meaning “I exhort you.” The NASB
translates as “I urge you” saying in Romans 12:1 Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies
of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your
spiritual service of worship. 12:2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by
the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and
acceptable and perfect. (NASB) Here Paul is admonishing/warning the Romans to realize the
importance and motivation behind their obedience to God.  Essentially, by these two verses Paul is not only admonishing/warning the Romans, he is also warning us that our lives need to affirm God’s Word (the Bible).  Are you part of this world or are you wholey separate as God’s word says you should be?  Read more here.