Proverbs 12:5-8 The thoughts of the righteous are right: but the counsels of the wicked are deceit. The words of the wicked are to lie in wait for blood: but the mouth of the upright shall deliver them. The wicked are overthrown, and are not: but the house of the righteous shall stand. A man shall be commended according to his wisdom: but he that is of a perverse heart shall be despised.
Sometimes people wonder, why it’s important to guard what we see, and hear. As a Pastor and friend, I have recommended that people listen to Godly music which will ministers to their heart, I get, “Oh preacher, it’s just music.” When I suggest reading, or watching something more wholesome than some novels, or some TV programs, I hear “But I really like them, I’ve been watching, or reading them for years.”
Why is what we see and hear important? Well ask yourself, is what we watch on TV, or read in romance novels better or worse today than it was years ago? The obvious answer is worse. Why is that? It’s because we have learned to accept, or tolerate more and more garbage over the years of watching, and reading. Our minds have become conditioned, and contaminated by the world’s escalation of filth.
Our verses today say the thoughts of a righteous man produce right words, and right actions, thus receiving right rewards. Part of that reward is that other people trust honest upright people. However, it also says the thoughts of the wicked produce poor advice, corrupt actions, and questionable lifestyles. They too eventually receive a just reward. Part of which is that nobody wants to be around someone who lies, or is always trying to hurt, or destroy someone else.
What we feed our minds is as important as what we feed our bodies. Our thoughts and behaviors are being developed daily by what we feed mind.
THE WORD WALKING IN ME:
In the computer world, there’s a saying, “garbage in… garbage out.” Meaning, if you put the wrong information into the computer, you’ll get bad information out as well. Your results will reflect what’s put in. In speaking about the greatest computer the world has ever known, our mind, God said it this way in Proverbs 23:7, “For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he: …” What are you thinking about?
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1 Chronicles 14 – 17 / Proverbs 12:5-8
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