“How can a young man keep his way pure?” (NASB) asks King David in Psalm 119:9. Under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit he gives the complete answer in the entire stanza, verses 9-16. Key components are “By keeping it according to Your word” (9b NASB) and “Your word have I treasured in my heart, that I may not sin against You” (11 NASB).
After leading us to present our bodies to God as living sacrifices (Romans 12:1) the Apostle Paul challenges believers in Jesus to reject the pressure of the world around them as it attempts to press its values onto their minds, and instead be “transformed by the renewing of your mind” (12:2). The Greek word translated “transformed” is the root from which we get the English word, “metamorphosis.” The transformation desired leads to a spiritual metamorphosis. We also find this word in 2 Corinthians 3:18 where we learn more about the process of spiritual metamorphosis that God wants us to experience.
“But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord” (2 Corinthians 3:18 NKJV)
From this verse, we learn that the Spirit of God uses the Word of God to transform us into the image of the Son of God.
The purpose of this daily devotional guide is simply to facilitate this process by providing a verse or short passage to memorize, meditate upon, learn the meaning of, and delight upon each day. If you will read, think, and meditate upon these Scriptures, you will find that the Holy Spirit will make transformation take place.