Friday, August 5, 2011

Love Thinks Correctly

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Romans 8:6 So letting your sinful nature control your mind leads to death. But letting the Spirit control your mind leads to life and peace. (NLT)

“I think, therefore I am.” Rene’ Descartes is perhaps best known for this philosophical statement. Thinking was the sole proof he existed. But the statement also acknowledges the importance of our mind-or mindset. Thinking leads to emotional states and we act on our emotions. If we think correctly we will act correctly while unhealthy thinking will lead to undesirable actions. God’s longing for us to behave like obedient children motivated him to instruct us what to think about. “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” (Philippians 4:8 NLT). Thinking on things that possess the above traits will affect our personal lifestyle and the impact we have on our community and world.