Today’s Passages – Psalms 65-68; Proverbs 28
(Second Milers also read – Revelation 16 – 19; Memorize – Haggai 1:5 & 6)
“If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me:” – (Psalm 66:18)
“For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he: Eat and drink, saith he to thee; but his heart is not with thee.” – (Proverbs 23:7)
“Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.” – (Philippians 4:8)
Just a quick thought from the word this morning. Psalm 66:18 is a very familiar verse to many of us. I have often used this particular verse while teaching on the subject of prayer. The word “regard” means to think about. God is very concerned with what we are thinking about, because our actions will always follow our thoughts. If we are thinking about the wrong things, sinful actions will certainly follow. The Scripture is clear that we need to fill our minds with good things. The old phrase “garbage in – garbage out” certainly applies here because if we fill our minds with garbage, it will come out in our lives.
So what should we do to keep our minds focused on the right things? First, we need to remove the sources of thought that are wicked. We need to be very careful about what we allow ourselves to see and hear. There is an awful lot of garbage coming in through the various media outlets of this world. Secondly, we need to replace the junk with good things. A daily diet of the Bible, good Christian music, wholesome literature, separated fellowship, etc. are good sources of “food for thought”. We can control our thought life if we choose to. We do not need to let our minds wander into the sewers of filth that will keep us from having a right relationship with God.
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