Oh, how great are God's riches and
wisdom and knowledge! How impossible it
is for us to understand His decisions
and His ways! For who can know the
Lord's thoughts? Who knows enough to
give Him advice? And who has given Him
so much that He needs to pay it back?
For everything comes from Him and exists
by His power and is intended for His
glory. All glory to Him forever! Amen.
And so, dear brothers and sisters, I
plead with you to give your bodies to
God because of all He has done for you.
Let them be a living and holy
sacrifice—the kind He will find
acceptable. This is truly the way to
Don't copy the behavior and customs of
this world, but let God transform you
into a new person by changing the way
you think. Then you will learn to know
God's will for you, which is good and
pleasing and perfect.