FRIDAY 11TH MARCH,2016
TOPIC: MIND MANAGEMENT (4)
TEXT: Romans 12:3
For I say, through the grace given to me, to everyone who is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think soberly, as God has dealt to each one a measure of faith.”
Here are two more examples of mind management, A thought knocks on the door of your mind and says, ‘You are so wonderful, the world is lucky to have you.’ Typically it is the kind of thought you’d welcome, but you don’t do things the typical way. Again you submit it to the authority of Christ, and as you unsheathe the Sword of the Spirit, His Word, you learn that pride do not please God. (Col. 3:2).
‘Do not cherish exaggerated ideas of yourself.’ As much as you would like to embrace an exalted image of yourself, avoid it. You only allow what Christ allows. Here is another example: this time it is temptation. If you are a male, the thought comes in a low-cut red dress of a stunning charming lady. If you are a female, it comes in the form of the opposite sex you have always admired. Temptation whispers, ‘It is all right, you are both consenting adults. ‘ If you are not under Christ’s authority you throw open the door, but if you are, you say, ‘Not so fast.’ Then you take this steamy thought before Jesus and ask, ‘Yes or no?’ Nowhere does He answer more clearly than 1 Corinthians 6 & 7: ‘We must not pursue the kind of sex that avoids commitment and intimacy, leaving us more lonely than ever. Is it a good thing to have sexual relations outside marriage? Certainly not – but only within a certain context. It’s good for a man to have a wife, and for a woman to have a husband. Sexual drives are strong, but marriage is strong enough to contain them ‘ (1 Corinthians 6:16-17; 7:1-3). Now, armed with the opinion of Christ and the Sword of the Spirit, what do you do? Unless the tempter or temptress is your spouse—you slam the door shut. End of story! Read (1 John 2:16, Is.33:14-15).
STUDY THE BIBLE
MATT 14:1-12/LEV 20&21/PROV 30
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