Our mind or our thoughts often times become our own worst enemy. When we allow ourselves to think or dwell on things we shouldn't we open the door to possible sinful actions? We can also allow ourselves to become depressed or worried about things beyond our control. I've heard it said that worry is like sitting in a rocking chair. It's something to do but it doesn't get you anywhere. When given too much time to think we or at least I can get myself into trouble. I have to stay busy doing something, idle hands are the devils workshop I've heard said. I would go further and say that idle minds are the devils playground. How do we control our thoughts?
Paul wrote "Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy-meditate on these things." Philippians 4:8 We need to meditate or think about things that are of value to ourselves. Good and pure thoughts lead to a good and pure lives. This Sunday I would ask that you find a church that can feed your mind with good edifying thoughts.
Pastor Paul Cook