Default – "a preselected option adopted by a computer program or other mechanism when no alternative is specified by the user or programmer." When you go buy a computer and boot it up for the first time it runs on default settings and unless you change those default settings your computer will continue to operate from those default settings each time you boot it up. However, computer gurus can take a new computer and make it faster, more efficient, and personalize it to their specific needs by going in and changing some of the default settings. As human beings we have a default setting that we were born with called our "Adamic or sin nature." But when a person gets saved they get a new setting called the "new nature" and now they have two settings inside of them; their default setting (the old sin nature), and a new setting (the new nature). The old sin nature of a saved person wants them to live by their default settings but the new nature wants them to change the default setting so they can live lives that are pleasing to God. Every saved person in the world is living either according to their default settings (old nature) or they have made a purposeful decision to yield their lives to God and allow Him through His Word and Holy Spirit to make the necessary changes (changing the default settings) in them to live according to their new nature. The extent to which the Lord can change a believer and transform them to His Holy image is determined by the choice of every individual believer. In the Christian life, believers can either live their lives by their default settings (sin nature) they were born with or they can choose to cooperate with God and allow Him to change the settings. The key to allowing God to change the settings is decision. Are you living your live by decision or default?  (Romans 12:1-2), "I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God."

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