OUR MIND SHOULD NOT BE A TRASH CAN
Our world,sadly,is a different place than it was back in the 50's and 60's . When prayer was removed from the schools, Ten Commandments removed,when abortion was made legal and now when homosexuality is being seen as normal and another form of love we are in big trouble. Different things are forced upon innocent victims to try to desensitize them. Sex scenes are common place on tv, same sex kissing scenes,ladies wanting babies but no father around, drug usage, alcoholism and the list goes on. Little by little with the breakdown of the family and the removal of God and the word of God from our great and free society we are eroding into an immoral society. If the word of God is put on a shelf and not read and followed then we slip deeper into the pit. (Read Romans 1:18-32). In this passage it mentions in verse 24 that 'God gave them over in the lusts of their hearts to impurity,that their bodies may be dishonored among them."
Our mind is shaped by what we see and what we allow into our heads and hearts. Phillipians 4:8 says "Whatsoever things are true, whatever is honorable,whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and anything worthy of praise, let your mind dwell on these things. " Also in Psalm 101:3 says "I will set no vile thing before my eyes." But many today do not recognize the list of things above as evil, wrong or bad. Forces have crept slowly into our society that have even fooled Christians. The Bible is clear though. It has a standard for right and wrong and good and evil that never changes. Isaiah 5:20 says "Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter."Today ,2010, we are seeing massive confusion over what is good and what is evil. Stay in the word of God on a daily basis to keep your mind renewed (Romans 12:1-2) and you will have a standard to guide you. Satan of course will do everything in his power to get the Bible away from us as it is a powerful tool to keep us on the right track and defeat the enemies lies.
PRAYER: Lord God keep us on the right track. Make us hunger and thirst for your righteousness. Convict us of anything in our lives we are doing that does not please you. Help us to run to you. In Jesus name, Amen!