Guarding the Mind
Our society has been spared the work of having to create evil thoughts. We just buy a magazine, go to a porn theater (and hope no one sees us), pay for a sexually-explicit channel on the cable or dish, or log on to a XXX website that brings degradation and exploitation into the comfort of our living room or bedroom. It all looks so professional and nicely done that we forget what we are really seeing: a gift of God being perverted for profit. And our kids have greater access to these evils than we want to believe. You may have the sex networks blocked on your television system, but the parents of your child’s friend may not.
When our thoughts are out of sync with the truth, our actions will be also. That is why the Bible tells us to guard our minds, not to tempt ourselves, not to be conformed to the garbage the world offers us, but rather to be transformed by the renewing of our minds, that we may understand God’s good, pleasing and perfect will. And when we get a grip on His will, we can act in accordance with it.