Perhaps the greatest battle Christians face is conformity to the world. Paul says, be transformed by the renewing of your mind. As we make ourselves a living sacrifice, we do it all to the glory of God.
Paul discusses how believers are to act toward those in the local church, but also to those outside the church.
“Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers…the powers that be are ordained by God.”
We are to “put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to fulfill the lusts thereof.”