Further Study

FRIDAY February 4 Further Study: “More precious than the golden wedge of Ophir is the power of right thought. We need to place a high value upon the right control of our thoughts. . . . Every impure thought defiles the soul, impairs the moral sense, and tends to obliterate the impressions of the Holy […]

The Peace of Christ in Our Hearts

Read Colossians 3:1–17. What are the specific actions that we are called upon to do in order to live the kind of life in Christ we are promised? Set you hearts on things above(1) Set you mind on things above(2) Put to death what belongs to the earthly nature(5) We must also rid ourselves of […]

The Thoughts of Our Hearts

Read 1 Kings 8:39, Psalm 19:14, 1 Chronicles 28:9, and 1 Samuel 16:7. What crucial point are these texts making? More important, how should this truth impact us and how we think? Does this truth idea make you nervous and fearful, or does it give you hope? Or both? Analyze the reason for your answer. […]

Wholesome Thinking

What is the essence of Paul’s words to us here? What is the key to doing what he says? See also 2 Pet. 3:1, 2 Paul is tellings us what should be our meditation. Meditation consists of the things that we let ruminate in our heads and the things that we constantly think about. We […]

Thoughts as a Source of Distress

What are the things that really frighten you? What are ways that you can learn to trust the Lord, despite that fear? After all, isn’t the Lord’s power greater than whatever threats you face? I am someone who likes to please people. I often fear what people will think of me if I don’t act […]

Thoughts: The Root of Behavior

Read Mark 7:21–23 and Luke 6:45. What do these texts tell us about the importance of controlling, not just our actions, not just our deeds, not just our words but our thoughts, as well? Mark 7:21–23 This passage gets down to the real source of the evil things that come out of us. Sometimes we […]