Insights

 

Herschel shares an intimate Scriptural insight each day with which he has been blessed in his personal life, the result from decades of study and practice. The reader is greatly rewarded, meditating on just one "insight" throughout each day, becoming strengthened through the renewing of the mind to see our spiritual lives more clearly.

Today's Insight

Friday, 09/21/18


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How and why is my thinking so easily affected by Satan’s lies?

“Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.” (Romans 12:2)

We conform to the world’s thinking on any subject because our friends and peers all accept those ideas. I’m told that people actually believed for years that the world was flat because they had been told that. Then someone checked into it and found that it wasn’t true. A famous person said, “he who dies with the most toys wins.” But many have discovered that having “things” is not the most important thing in life. It seldom brings real happiness. Jesus said, “a man’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions,” He told the story of a rich man who thought that wealth alone would make him happy. Jesus called him a fool.

The way to right thinking is to renew our understandings and values through God’s truth, the Bible. Jesus prayed to the Father, “Sanctify them by the truth; your Word is truth.” (John 17:17) Paul told Timothy, “All Scripture is God breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.” (2 Timothy 3:16-17)

Here is the real problem. Many Christians are satisfied with getting a popular sermon on Sunday morning that seldom stays in their thinking even the rest of the day. One researcher stated that most will not remember the teaching even three hours later. Our lives are so busy that many will not have time for real study of the Bible during the week. How can our minds really be renewed?

Paul again told Timothy, “Be diligent in these matters; give yourself wholly to them, so that everyone may see your progress. Watch your life and doctrine closely. Persevere in them.” (1 Timothy 4:15-16) We will continue this subject in the next lesson.

 


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