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Avoid All Stinking Thinking

“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, KJV)

This is one of my favorite verses of scripture. It is one of my favorites because I have to go back and remind myself of what it instructs on a regular basis. Paul in

this verse tells us the things we “ought” to think or meditate on. This is an

important verse because, you know, if we do not think on the right things, we will

think and eventually do the wrong things.

The church I serve as pastor hears me say regularly, “your thoughts control your

emotions and your actions.” “First you think it then you do it.” You can think

yourself happy or think yourself sad. You can think yourself angry, mad, irritated

or at peace. Your thoughts control your mood, your attitude and your behavior.

Paul lets us know we need to take authority over our thoughts so that we will think

good, positive, constructive thoughts. These thoughts lead us to good, positive

constructive behaviors.

Let us make sure we think the right thoughts. No matter what this day or this life

holds for you, think on those things that are true, honest, just, pure, lovely, things

of a good report, virtuous thoughts and thoughts that are praise worthy. Let us

condition our minds to think only good, positive, affirmative, constructive not

destructive thoughts and AVOID ALL STINKING THINKING.

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