2 And do 1not be afashioned according to 2this bage, but be 3ctransformed by the 4drenewing of the emind that you may 5fprove what the 6gwill of God is, that which is good and hwell pleasing and perfect.
24 After presenting our body, we need to have our mind renewed. The renewing of the mind, which results from setting the mind on the spirit (8:6), is the base for the transformation of our soul. Our mind is the leading part of our soul, and as it is renewed, our will and emotion automatically follow to be renewed also. To be renewed means that a new element is wrought into our being. This produces an inward metabolic transformation, making us suitable for the building up of the Body of Christ, which is the practice of the church life. All the virtues and the overcoming in chs. 12--16 also are the results of this transformation.