My son, give attention to my words; Incline your ear to my sayings. Do not let them depart from your sight; Keep them in the midst of your heart. For they are life to those who find them And health to all their body. Watch over your heart with all diligence, For from it flow the springs of life. (Proverbs 4:20-23)
King Solomon tells us how:
- Fill your mind with truth
- Hide truth in your heart
- Be always on guard against the lies of the enemy
Consistent with King Solomon’s words, Paul writes in Philippians 4:8: “Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.”
While we are all subject to wandering minds and wrong thoughts, these passages clearly teach us that we have the power to control how and what we think. Amen?