Guard Your Minds and be Joyful

Meerkat on guard

As believers, we trust that the Bible is the Word of God. We believe Isaiah 40:8 (ESV), “The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God will stand forever.” Still, what we read in the media and what friends post on Facebook seems to expect our faith in Jesus to take a backseat to social norms.

I found an example of this “pressure” in an article in the Jerusalem Post titled, “Archaeologists Identify City Gate from the time of King David” by ZACHARY KEYSER included this statement: Even though the “House of David” inscription has confirmed the essential historicity of King David from the Bible, scholars have reached little consensus about the nature and extent of his rule.

Let us not hold back our beliefs for an implied agreement. Let us live our faith rather than allow it to be abstract. Let our “I’ll pray for you” be a true shouldering of a burden and not a social courtesy. Let us walk in the power of the Lord. (1 Corinthians 4:20)

As we guard our minds (Philippians 4:7), let us stay engaged in the places where God has planted us. Proverbs 18:15 ESV reads, “An intelligent heart acquires knowledge, and the ear of the wise seeks knowledge.

So guard your minds and be joyful. God, Himself, lives in us. As Psalm 16:11 (ESV) reads, “You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.” 

Photo by Lance Anderson on Unsplash

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