Jeremiah 29 & 30
1 Timothy 1.1-20
Your Thoughts Run Your Life
Are wrong thoughts running your life?
“As in water face reflects face, so a man’s heart reveals the man.”
The heart is mentioned 830 times in Scripture, referring to the inner man. It’s who we are—our mind, our will, our emotions, our intellect.
Proverbs 4.23 says, “Keep your heart with all diligence for out of it spring the issues of life.”
And the NASB says:
“Watch over your heart with all diligence, for from it flow the springs of life.”
But the NCV says it even plainer:
“Be careful what you think, your thoughts run your life.”
What are you allowing into your heart? What thoughts are you allowing to simmer there? What video tapes are you replaying for yourself, instead of thinking as God wants you to think?
Thoughts are not harmless. What we read and watch is not harmless. Guard your heart with all diligence!
Today’s Other Readings:
An Incurable Affliction
Chapter 30 contains one of the most descriptive pictures of the spiritual condition of the nation of Israel, followed by God’s amazing promise. It’s also a picture of our spiritual condition apart from Christ and the redemption He purchased for us at the cross. Think about each phrase as you reread it: Continue reading