Tuesday, March 26, 2024

Commentary: Guard Your Mind

by Guy C. LaMar

Guard Your Mind

King Solomon, who was blessed with immense wisdom from the LORD God instructs us, “Above all GUARD THE DOOR OF YOUR MIND with diligence, for out of it are the issues of life.” – Proverbs 4:23, NET.

So, brethren, do not allow smut and vile in your life.

Do not allow wicked people to be involved in your life.

Do not allow yourself to watch evil and violent things on television or on the Internet, or even read things that are evil and violent.

Stay clear of lies and liars – of such promotes acts of Satan the Devil.

My grandfather and grandmother DID NOT have a television set. It wasn’t until my grandfather died that my grandmother finally had one.

They studied and read God’s living word – the Holy Bible.

They stayed consumed with the living word of God.

Every decision they made in their life was based upon the living word of God – and what the LORD God had to say on any given matter. No matter how unpopular the truth was with society, friends, or family.

They also selected what they read in the newspapers – with the old idiom: it’s not how much you read, it’s what you read –so as not to crowd their mind full of absolute garbage.

They also would not have a conversation with someone who would talk trash. They would just simply walk away. It didn’t matter whether they were looked upon as rude. Because it was rude of the person who was talking trash.

They certainly would have looked upon the Internet as a tool of Satan the Devil. And, it is in so many different ways. It’s certainly one of his most utilized instruments for recruiting his followers.

My beloved grandparents were very selective in who they would allow in their circle of life. They tried to keep their life clean in God’s Way. They were a good example of how a true Christian should live.

The older and wiser I become, the more I lean toward that Way of being.

Unfortunately – or fortunately for wisdom and knowledge's sake – we have to reside in this world’s societies. We have to communicate daily, most of the time, with peoples who we would rather not.

Yet brethren, if our minds are wrapped around the LORD God and Their holy and immutable living word, and abiding in the LAW OF GOD, then we are on the right course of righteousness and on the path towards the glorious and wonderful World Tomorrow in the kingdom that awaits us.

God Speed. □

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