What are you thinking?

 

What does Philippians 4:8 say about our thought life?

1.       True—don’t dwell on lies. Don’t let them grow. Think on the Truth of God’s word, and fight the lies and temptations with the sword of God’s truth.

2.       Noble—Strong, upright thoughts that seek the good of others. Honorable thoughts…thoughts that you would not cringe if others could read your mind.

3.       Right—Don’t dwell on the crooked and twisted ways of sin, but on the just ways of the Lord. Dwelling on the crooked ways will breed fear; dwelling on the power and righteousness of the Lord will produce peace.

4.       Pure—Don’t let even a hint of impurity cloud your mind. The Lord’s people are to be holy, set-apart for Him, and this leaves no room for impure thoughts. (Psalm 119:9-16)

5.       Lovely—Don’t let your mind wander into the dark corners of ungodliness, but fill your mind with good things, the beauty and strength of the Lord. Lovely thoughts make a lovely heart and mind, which in turn make for a truly lovely person.

6.       Admirable—Find things that are good in situations and people, and take note of them. Admire and aspire to attain those qualities.

 

What are you filling your mind with? 

How would you feel if your every thought was written down on paper, and set as an insert in your church’s bulletin?

Would you be horrified by the sinful, angry, selfish thoughts?

Would you be embarassed by the trifling thoughts that frittered away time that could have been spent chewing on the things of the Lord?

May we be enraptured by the joy of the Lord. May our every thought be taken captive to Him. May the words of our mouths and the meditations of our hearts be pleasing to the Lord, our Rock and Redeemer. (Psalm 19:14)

Alex

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Published in: on March 24, 2009 at 8:52 am  Comments (2)  

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  1. What a coincidence, I just saw an episope of House where someone had a medical condition that caused him to say whatever he was thinking…. Some parts were kinda awkward. Anyway, very good post…it makes you think. By the way, my name is Ralyn Summers on my blog because it is (just to keep things simple).

  2. Oh, thank you! May we not “fritter away time when we could’ve spent it chewing on thew things of God.” Thank you for this reminder. Your insights are such a blessing!
    Let us set our minds on things above, not on earthly things!
    Colossians 3:2
    Thank you, Alex!
    And thank you, Lord Jesus!!!!


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