ASPIRE TO MATURE
Thankfully, we are told specifically what “earthly things” to avoid setting our minds upon and why—starting with those which are most obvious: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires, and greed/ idolatry. The Spirit warns all who are heeding His Word that God’s wrath is coming against such things. We are also warned to renounce anger, rage, malice, slander, filthy language, and lying to one another. “Walk in the Spirit and you will not fulfill the lust of the flesh,” says Galatians 5:16.
That said, I’m persuaded that even a frequent vicarious exposure to such sinful activities, via television programs or movies with no redemptive plot whatsoever, is toxic to the Christ follower’s spirit! Such voluntary exposure frustrates the believer’s experience of the Savior’s perfect peace. “I will set no worthless thing before my eyes; I hate the work of those who fall away; it shall not fasten its grip on me (Psalm 101:3).
PRAYER: Oh, Lord, help us to consistently set our minds upon leaving the elementary teachings about Christ and go on to maturity, not laying again the foundation s of repentance from dead works.” We thank You in advance for such spiritual growth. In His matchless name—amen!
By Sis. Denise Diggs
Amen sister Diggs! An encouraging and convicting devotional!!!
Amen it is time to stop being midgets and become GIANTS in the things of the Lord.
Amen🙏🏽Thank you Sis. Denise!
Lord help us to meditate on those things (as Your word says in Philippians 4), that are true, noble, just, pure, lovely, of good report.....so that Your peace will be with us.
Amen. I have to purpose to set a guard over my eyes. Thanks Sis. Denise.