Sunday, January 17, 2021
"Think on these things"
The apostle Paul writes Philippians while he's in prison, so he had plenty of time to think. The importance of thoughts is suggested in this poem: "Sow a thought, reap and action. Sow an action, reap a habit. Sow a habit, reap a character. Sow a character, reap a destiny."
We are told by the apostle Paul, "Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy - think on these things."(Philippians 4:8)
That's very challenging for a Christian who lives in a world full of voices coming from so many media sources. Peter tells us, "So prepare your minds for action, be completely sober [in spirit - steadfast, self-disciplined, spiritually and morally alert], fix your hope completely on the grace [of God] that is coming to you when Jesus Christ is revealed."(1 Peter 1:13, AMP).
Wrong thinking leads to wrong feeling and actions. Let us saturate our minds with the clearly revealed Word of God and allow God's truth to fill our minds with His thoughts.
"You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You." (Isaiah 26:3)
By God's grace, in His love,
-Pastor Buddy Turner