Saturday, October 31, 2009
“Finally brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable-if there is any moral excellence and if there is any praise-dwell on these things.” Philippians 4:8 HCSB
“Watch your thoughts, for they become words. Watch your words, for they become actions. Watch your actions, for they become habits. Watch your habits, for they become character. Watch your character, for it becomes your destiny.” Frank Outlaw*
An impure thought came to the worship leader’s mind. He allows himself to think about it for a few minutes. Over the next few days, he allows himself to dwell on it a little more each day. One day, when his wife is away, he goes online and looks at unwholesome pictures. He feels bad and vows to never do it again, but the next week he does the same thing. After a few months, he begins secretly buying ungodly magazines and videos. After a couple of years, watching isn’t enough. He never meant for it to go this far.
The most grievous sins are often conceived in the mind with no intention of follow through.
Lord, help me to honor You in my thoughts.