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"Be transformed by making your mind over."—Rom. 12:2. ????? ALL of us are influenced by the way we were raised and our environment, that is, our friends, our culture, and the community in which we live. That is why we like certain foods and why we dress and behave in a certain way. ????? There are at least two important reasons why Christians do not do that. First, the Bible says: Â“There exists a way that is upright before a man, but the ways of death are the end of it afterward.Â” (Proverbs 16:25) Because we are imperfect, we are not able to guide our steps perfectly. (Proverbs 28:26; Jeremiah 10:23)Â ????? Second, the Bible says that Satan is Â“the god of this system of things.Â” He controls the worldÂ’s standards, that is, what the world thinks is right or wrong and what becomes popular. (2 Corinthians 4:4; 1 John 5:19) If we want to make Jehovah happy and want him to bless us, we must obey what is said at Romans 12:2.Â—Read. ????? If we want to make Jehovah happy and want him to bless us, we must be transformed Â“Be transformed by making your mind over,Â” Paul wrote. The Â“mindÂ” refers to our ability to think. But in the Bible, it also includes what we like to think about as well as our attitude and our ability to reason on a matter. Earlier in his letter to the Romans, Paul described people who had Â“a disapproved mental stateÂ” because of their Â‘unrighteousness, wickedness, covetousness, and badness.Â’ They were Â“full of envy, murder, strife, deceit,Â” and other bad things. (Romans 1:28-31) We can understand why Paul counseled the Christians who lived around people like that to Â‘be transformed by making their mind over.Â’ ????? Only we know if we have allowed what we have learned from the Bible to transform us and whether it continues to do so ????? If we allow Jehovah to mold us, the transformation that results is internal, or spiritualÂ—precisely what we need in order to combat worldly influences. ????? https://wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lp-e/402013685?q=rom+12%3A2&p=par#h=7 Â