Think Carefully

We need to be careful and control our thoughts. Why? Because our thoughts control our actions. If we think about bad things all the time, we will do bad things. But if we think about things that make God happy, we will do things that please Him.
In Colossians 3:1-2, Paul tells us, “You were raised from death with Christ. So try to get the things in heaven. I mean the things where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God. Think about the things in heaven, not the things on earth.”
How can we think carefully? We can replace impure thoughts with pure thoughts, hateful thoughts with loving thoughts, and mean thoughts with kind and gentle thoughts. But this is not always easy. We need to depend on God to help us.
God wants you to think carefully today. Think about the things that Paul listed in our Bible Reading today — things that are “good and worthy of praise” (verse 8b).