“As obedient children, do not be conformed to the former lusts which were yours in your ignorance.” (NASB)
STRONGS HEBREW/GREEK ORIGINS
“As obedient (hupakoe: submission, an obedience shown in observing requirements) children, do not be conformed (suschematizo: fashioned according to; conform one's mind and character to another's pattern) to the former lusts (epithumia: craving, longing, desire for what is forbidden) which were yours in your ignorance (agnoia: lack of knowledge of divine things; moral blindness).”
As obedient ones, do not be conformed to the patterns of your former cravings and lusts which were yours in your moral blindness.
Moral blindness. What a short statement that sums up this generation – "secular" and "Christian". We, as Believers must no longer be conformed to the former things that had us bound. We had an excuse then, in a way – we were blind and ignorant. But that is not so now for those who have been biblically born from above. I am a new creation and, for the rest of my days, I quest to leave behind my old, flesh-driven ways that contradict Kingdom living. Today, assess what you’ve left behind and what you have not. What needs addressed and left at the side of the road that you journey down? Praise God! He has opened our eyes to see and has set us free!