Romans 2:28 says, "For he is not a Jew who is one outwardly, nor is circumcision that which is outward in the flesh." In the same way, a Christian is not really a Christian if it is all about the outward appearance. Christ did not die on the cross you change your appearance. He wants to change your life.
As you read today think about allowing God to change you from the inside out. Continuing on in Romans, please read chapters 6-10 at this time.
Chapters 6, 7 and 8 describe the inner conflict we face as we wrestle with temptation and our sinful cravings. You may have noticed that Paul switches directions in Romans 7:14 and begins to talk about himself without Jesus' guidance. He talks about the frustration of not having any way to overcome the sin in his life. As Christians, we struggle with temptation but we do have a way to overcome sin. By the end of chapter 7, Paul acknowledges that God rescued him. God rescued you from your sins as well, just last month. Write some thoughts in your notes about how your life has changed since you have come to know Christ. You may want to reread Romans 8:5-9 as you do this assignment.
Any time you read the Bible, you want to always make it applicable to your situation. Read 6:1-4 again, but take out the word "we" and insert the word "I". Read it in the first-person-singular. "What shall [I] say then? [Am I] to continue in sin so that grace may increase?" etc. The Bible was written for all mankind, but it is God's personal message to you. Get in the habit of thinking about the Bible that way.