What has been on your mind lately? Does it measure up to this: “Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.” (Philippians 4:8) These are what ought to be on a Christian’s mind.
We hear it said, “You are what you eat.” In a moral and spiritual sense, “You are what you think.” The Bible says, “As he thinketh in his heart, so is he.” (Proverbs 23:7) And again, “Out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies.” (Matthew 15:19)
The solution to the problem of evil speech is not to tape the mouth shut but rather to guard the mind. We do not need to cuff our hands to prevent stealing nor wear blinders to keep our eyes from looking on evil; rather we must guard the heart. The Bible says, “Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.” (Proverbs 4:23)
What’s on your mind?