Romans 13:14: Transformed
Romans 13:14: But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to gratify its desires.
John Murray teaches that to properly understand Romans 13:13-14, we must understand Romans 6:1-10, because Christian conversion leads to change.  When people become believers, they are transformed by God’s glory.  The Trinity’s transformational work equips Christians to move from evil and become more like Christ. 
Further, Romans 13:13-14 “is what the Bible urges upon everyone.”  These verses call Christians to continually grow to be like Christ.  They also plead with those who do not believe to be dressed in Christ’s righteousness by trusting that His life, work, and resurrection purchased forgiveness for His children. 
This blog was written by Seth Dunn
 The Holy Bible: English Standard Version. (Wheaton, IL: Standard Bible Society, 2016), Logos Bible Software 6. All Scripture references will be ESV unless noted otherwise.
 John Murray. The Epistle to the Romans: The English Text With Introduction, Exposition And Notes Vol. II. (Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans Co. 1965), 170.
 Romans 6:4.
 James Montgomery Boice. Romans: The New Humanity, Romans 12-16, Vol. 4. (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books a division of Baker Book House Co, 1995), 1719.
 Boice, Romans, Vol. 4, 1719.
 Murray, Romans, Vol. II, 170.
 Isaiah 61:10, 2 Corinthians 5:21