Thursday, February 11, 2016

+DEV+ Think On These Things

Date: February 11, 2016 at 2:31 AM
Topic: +DEV+  Think On These Things

Think On These Things

"Dear friends, this is now my second letter to you. I have written both of them as reminders to stimulate you to wholesome thinking." 2 Peter 3:1

Scripture Focus: 2 Peter 3:1-18

How quickly my mind wanders! Even when I'm trying to focus on one task, I find my thoughts fleeing in a whole new direction. Other times, I walk into another room only to forget what I came in for. Daydreaming can distract study; selfish thoughts can destroy meditation. Your thoughts and mine need to be guarded continuously! 

Everyone seems to have something to say about Jesus. Many don't know Him; others don't care; some even mock Him and use His name in vain. It's not that different from Peter's day in which he encouraged the church to remember and keep focused on truth. He also pointed to the last days when scoffers would come to distort and deny the truth of Jesus' return. 

Even though people around us doubt the return of the Savior, we can keep our minds in "serene confidence, free from fears" (vs. 14, Amplified Bible) as we wait expectantly for Him. I realize the need to guard my mind in daily tasks, yet how much more we all need to guard our minds and hearts in our daily spiritual walk.

Insight:  "Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable... think about such things." (Philippians 4:8)

Please feel free to use this devotional to send on to your friends or share with your church fellowship and Bible study groups.

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