You Aren’t What You Think You Are, BUT…

the-thinker(BTW, Alabama DID win the National Football Championship by defeating {Destroying} Notre Dame.  It was a four leaf clobber!  Now for what is more important.  Red font on purpose)

You aren’t what you think you are, BUT you are what you think (Copied)!  Conisder the Scripture…

Pr 23:7, “As a man thinks in his heart, so is he…” (KJV)

Titus 1:15, “To the pure, all things are pure, but to the defiled and unbelieving, nothing is pure; but both their minds and their consciences are defiled.”

Mt 6:22 The eye is the lamp of the body. So, if your eye is healthy, your whole body will be full of light, 23 but if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light in you is darkness, how great is the darkness!

2 Cor 13:5 Examine yourselves, to see whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Or do you not realize this about yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you?—unless indeed you fail to meet the test!  (CLICK HERE to hear and/or read a message I delivered on 2 Cor 13:5.)

We ALL think we’re right… pretty much all the time.  We ALL believe our perspective is the correct perspective… every time.  It is rare, hard, and difficult for us to admit we have been or are wrong.  IF we think there is a possibility of being wrong, our omnipotent powers of rationalization and justification kick in.  To a great degree what we are/think is what we project on others and believe them to be (Titus 1:15-B).

Personally… I abhore that last paragraph description because it is true of me as much as anyone.  For years I’ve been working to mortify it… and it is war.  Like every Christian, I want to be more like Christ.  I want to manifest the fruit of the Spirit.  I want to be more loving, gracious, merciful, patient, godly, and compassionate.  Yet I live the life Paul described about himself in Romans 7:15…

I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate. 18 I know that nothing good dwells in me, that is, in my flesh. For I have the desire to do what is right, but not the ability to carry it out. 19  For I do not do the good I want, but the evil I do not want is what I keep on doing. 22 I delight in the law of God, in my inner being, 23 but I see in my members another law waging war against the law of my mind and making me captive to the law of sin that dwells in my members. 24 Wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death?

Thus we should all thank God for what Paul wrote after that passage in Romans 8:1…

There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. 2 For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death. 3 For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could not do. By sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin, he condemned sin in the flesh, 4 in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not according to the flesh but according to the Spirit. 5 For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit. 6 To set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace. 7 For the mind that is set on the flesh is hostile to God, for it does not submit to God’s law; indeed, it cannot. 8 Those who are in the flesh cannot please God. 29 For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son…

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