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 emotions influence 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.
1. Have you ever thought yourself angry only to find out what you were
thinking was actually false?
2. Are you a person who tends to think positive or negative thoughts?
Constructive or destructive?
3. Do you understand that your thoughts control how you live your life and
what kind of life you live?
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 thoughts. When the
temptation comes to begin thinking negatively, tell yourself NO STINKING