Scripture Calls Us To Think Holy

Thinking takes some effort.

And I’m amazed just how much God’s word invites us to put in the effort to allow our minds to be renewed. God’s redeeming work is done aside from and in spite of us. This love and sacrifice could never be earned, only accepted as it’s given freely.

But as we grow in Christ, our thinking begins to help grow us in holiness. That’s amazing to me.

Here are some verses:

  • Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Romans 12:2a
  • We destroy every proud obstacle that keeps people from knowing God. We capture their rebellious thoughts and teach them to obey Christ. 2 Cor. 12:5
  • And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise. Phil. 4:8
  • Think about the things of heaven, not the things of earth. Col. 3:2

I looked up the definition of think: “to direct one’s mind toward someone or something; use one’s mind actively to form connected ideas.”

There may be some small part of us that figures we can’t help our negative, sinful thoughts. We may think, “that’s the way my mind works” or “I’m only human.”

But God created us to be thinkers. And one thing God is calling each Christian to do is to keep allowing the Holy Bible to shape our thinking, our focus and the holiness of our hearts and minds.

We need to Love the Lord our God with all our heart and with all our soul and with all our mind and with all our strength. (Mark 12:30)

God is calling you think holy. It requires reading God’s word and making it a daily commitment. It’s simple, but not easy. God created us with the ability to think and is inviting us to use that unique ability well.

Think holiness today!

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