God’s New Humanity
At the time of Paul’s writing, God’s people had been separated from other nations for 2000 years. That was now changing.
Paul’s Letter to the Romans
[S]o many … dedicated people, having no one but themselves to save themselves, end up disillusioned … They are disillusioned because they started out with a great illusion. For them there is no sinner or no sin …
– Martin Luther King, Jr (1929-1968)
Strictly speaking spiritual renewal doesn’t follow any strict formula. It’s a work of God’s grace and, as such, is entirely dependent upon Him. Still, if we are willing to recognize our need for spiritual renewal, then we can take conscious steps in that direction. God, as it happens, loves to move in the lives of people who are earnestly seeking Him.