Romans 12:2 The duck idiom says “if you look like a duck, swim like a duck, quack like a duck, you must be a duck.” According to abductive reasoning, this may or may not be true but it does reflect how we might be seen in the world. More and more believers are fading into the fabric of society. We live and work amongst unbelievers yet how many know that we are indeed born-again. Paul reminded his readers to not be conformed or molded into the world’s system.
Ducks waddle in the barnyard and we waddle in the world. The duck has been trained to discern danger and what is safe and we must do it as well. We do it by being saturated with the Word so that we can discern truth from error and clinging to this promise: He who hath begun a good work in you will complete it on the day of Christ. It is all His power and all because we are a new creation in Christ. He enables us to “behold the glory of the Lord.” (2Cor 3:18] This is how the mind is renewed — by steadfastly gazing at the glories of Christ for what they really are.
Are we merely waddling in the world or are we standing out?