Romans 12:1, 2
Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.
Pastor Tim Keller says Chapter 12: 1-2 are a summary of the whole of the Christian life! If someone asked you what is your motivation for Christian living? What would you say? When I was younger, my motivation was based on fear. Specifically, to avoid the fires of hell. In these two short verses, Paul explains the motivation for Christian living. It can be summed up in two words. “Therefore,” and “in view of God’s mercy."