Choosing to manage your mind

Choosing to manage your mind
September 20, 2020

Choosing to manage your mind

Passage: Proverbs 4:23, Romans 7:22-23, Romans 8:6, Matthew 4:4, Psalm 119:97, Psalm 119:95, 2 Corinthians 2:11, Romans 7:23, Romans 8:5, 2 Corinthians 2:11, 1 John 2:16, 2 Corinthians 10:3-5, 2 Timothy 2:8, Psalm 119:112, Hebrews 12:3, Philippians 2:4, >Hebrews 10:24, Colossians 3:2, 1 Corinthians 2:9,

Key Scriptures
Proverbs 4:23
New Living Translation
23 Guard your heart above all else,
for it determines the course of your life.

Romans 7:22-23
Living Bible
22 I love to do God’s will so far as my new nature is concerned; but there is something else deep within me, in my lower nature, that is at war with my mind and wins the fight and makes me a slave to the sin that is still within me. In my mind I want to be God’s willing servant, but instead I find myself still enslaved to sin.

Romans 8:6
New Living Translation
6 So letting your sinful nature control your mind leads to death. But letting the Spirit control your mind leads to life and peace.

Matthew 4:4
New Living Translation
4 But Jesus told him, “No! The Scriptures say,

‘People do not live by bread alone,
but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’”

Psalm 119:97
New Living Translation
97 Oh, how I love your instructions!
I think about them all day long.

Psalm 119:95
New Living Translation
95 Though the wicked hide along the way to kill me,
I will quietly keep my mind on your laws.

2 Corinthians 2:11
New Living Translation
11 so that Satan will not outsmart us. For we are familiar with his evil schemes.

Romans 7:23
New Living Translation
23 But there is another power within me that is at war with my mind. This power makes me a slave to the sin that is still within me.

Romans 8:5
New Living Translation
5 Those who are dominated by the sinful nature think about sinful things, but those who are controlled by the Holy Spirit think about things that please the Spirit.

2 Corinthians 2:11
New Living Translation
11 so that Satan will not outsmart us. For we are familiar with his evil schemes.

1 John 2:16
King James Version
16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.

2 Corinthians 10:3-5
New Living Translation
3 We are human, but we don’t wage war as humans do. 4 We use God’s mighty weapons, not worldly weapons, to knock down the strongholds of human reasoning and to destroy false arguments. 5 We destroy every proud obstacle that keeps people from knowing God. We capture their rebellious thoughts and teach them to obey Christ.

2 Timothy 2:8
New Living Translation
8 Always remember that Jesus Christ, a descendant of King David, was raised from the dead. This is the Good News I preach.

Psalm 119:112
New Living Translation
112 I am determined to keep your decrees
to the very end.

Hebrews 12:3
New Century Version
3 Think about Jesus’ example. He held on while wicked people were doing evil things to him. So do not get tired and stop trying.

Philippians 2:4
New Century Version
4 Do not be interested only in your own life, but be interested in the lives of others.

Hebrews 10:24
New Century Version
24 Let us think about each other and help each other to show love and do good deeds.

Colossians 3:2
New Living Translation
2 Think about the things of heaven, not the things of earth.

1 Corinthians 2:9
New Living Translation
9 That is what the Scriptures mean when they say,

“No eye has seen, no ear has heard,
and no mind has imagined
what God has prepared
for those who love him.”

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