Internalizing Worthy Motives

Essentially, there are two basic mindsets. One is a worldly mindset or worldview; the other is a Biblical one. An unsaved person relates to life from his or her worldly mindset. They will say some good things, have some good thoughts and do some good deeds. These will, however, be driven by the three lusts that we thought on recently. In the true Christian, the mindset or worldview will be driven by God’s principles found in His Word. In the process of Spiritual growth, there will be lapses into the old pre-conversion mindset. Nevertheless, the old is losing its hold and the new is taking over more and more. How? By saturating our inner being with Scripture, God’s thoughts and ways become ours, crowding out the old fleshly self-way of viewing things. Obedience to Paul’s inspired command to the Philippian church will bring about God’s intended changes in our values and conduct. “Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 2:5). Exposure to God’s Holy Word motivates us to think holy thoughts and motivates Godly living. Romans 8:29 reminds us that our destiny as born again believers is to be conformed to the image of His Son. Selah! Meditation in Scripture is God’s ordained way of renewing our minds. “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God” (Romans 12:1-2).   Ron

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