Thoughts and Actions

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Robert Browning said, “Thought is the soul of the act.” Emerson said, “Thought is the seat of action. The ancestor of every action is thought.” If God destroyed the world once for its continually evil imaginations, is it not reasonable to believe that all of the sin, lust, and licentiousness that is rampant today grieves His heart just as it did in that day? Many people dream of sin, imagine sin, and-if granted the opportunity-would indulge in sin. All they lack is the occasion to sin. So, in the sight of God, they are sinners as great as though they actually had committed immorality. All transgressions begin with sinful thinking.

You who have come to Christ for a pure heart, guard against the pictures of lewdness and sensuality which Satan flashes upon the screen of your imagination, select with care the books you read, choose discerningly the kind of entertainment you attend, the kind of associates with whom you mingle, and the kind of environment in which you place yourself. You should no more allow sinful imaginations to accumulate in your mind and soul than you would let garbage collect in your living room.

Prayer for the day

I need my thoughts to be continually purified by the cleansing power of Your Spirit, almighty God.

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11 Comments

  1. Daniel says:

    Thank you Lord, i really need my thoughts to be continually cleansed by your holy spirit,. thanks for this post

  2. Alvin says:

    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.”

  3. Sintieh says:

    Praise God for the Word.

  4. michael says:

    The word is garbage in garbage out, good stuff in good stuff out.

  5. Dawn says:

    Amen, I love today’s devotion

  6. Donald Safford says:

    I have always been lacking one thing, the JOY that only a close relationship with Jesus Christ can bring. I have been placing too much emphasis on things, rather than on Him. Lord today I put all my trust in you, and ask you to be Lord of my life. I renew my faith in you today. Thank You Jesus.

    1. Tracie H says:

      Donald I am sure that is music to Gods ears :)

  7. Gerry says:

    Satan offers countless deceptive ways to tempt you. On your own power , you will fail. Begin and end each day in prayer thanking him for the strength to rebuke each temptation.

  8. Joyce Paul says:

    If we hold on God’s truth, we won’t be trapped by satan’s lies. Praise God for His unconditioned love, Mercy and Grace! Lord is our Redeemer and Savior……PRAISE THE LORD!!! Amen.

    1. Estella says:

      THANK GOD THAT HE SEES US AS WE CAN BE, BUT LOVES US AS WE ARE…AMEN…AMEN…AMEN!