The Thought Life

What we claim to know won’t influence our lives as much as what we regularly think about. The saying, “What you don’t know won’t hurt you,” comes from the fact that knowledge holds a person accountable for what they know. The Word of God is rich on the subject of the thought life: “Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus”; “Set your mind on things above, not on things below”; “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind”; “Search me, O God, and know my heart—try me and know my anxious thoughts”; “Finally, brethren, whatever is true, honorable, right, pure, lovely, of good repute, excellent, and praiseworthy, let your mind dwell on these things”. That we ever feel “safe” within a cynical line of thinking, as if our thoughts have no real affect on us or on others, will prove wrong every time, as the attitude it feeds becomes very real. “For as a man thinks, so is he.” Proverbs 23:7

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