Thursday, February 14, 2013

Useful Thoughts

Proverbs 23:7 For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he. If you would speak and act wisely, you must not let your thoughts wander. What is on the inside will, at last, come out. Your thoughts do not think themselves, you must decide to think them. What you think determines what you do.(I do not speak here of Providence).

A murderer thinks on murder, a wise man thinks on wisdom. Do not misunderstand, some thoughts can be hidden for a long time. One can act respectful to one's parents, yet if you think disrespectful thoughts, and harbor them, than you are not a respectful child, but are rather a child who acts respectful. I believe I have said it before on this blog, you must decide; do you want to look good, or do you want to be good?

Think of your mind as a fountain of water, from which the river of your actions flow. Without Christ this fountain is filthy and vile. However, after Christ has made you whole, there is no reason to continually pollute it with the filth of the world. If the fountain is dirty the river will be so as well. If you have not yet been purified, then run to Christ. If you are already clean, guard your heart.

Philippians 4:8 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.
Through His Strength We Will Conquer,
Andrew C. Abbott

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