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Thursday, September 29, 2016

Filling My Mind With Truth, Not Junk Food

In review of Proverbs 15:14 it says, “A wise person is hungry for knowledge, while the fool feeds on trash”

Bottom Line:
Be wise, seek and learn, it’s foolish to just feed on trash.

What this means to me:
It’s smart and prudent for me to seek and learn more, as only a fool would continue to feed on ignorant trash.

From what I understand becoming wise is listening to God’s Word daily. At the beginning of Proverbs it says, “It is the Lord who gives wisdom; from him come knowledge and understanding” (Proverbs 2:6, TEV).  This means that it won’t come from TV, the internet, magazines or social media. Wisdom comes from God.

Todays verse, Proverbs 15:14 reminds me that, “A wise person is hungry for knowledge, while the fool feeds on trash” (NLT). I can either feed on truth, or I can feed on trash. However, whatever I fill my mind with is what’s going to come out — garbage in, garbage out.  

To be wise, I’ll need to make sure that I continue to feed each day on truth, not trash. There are three kinds of things I can fill my mind with: poison, junk food, or health food.

Poison is stuff that will “poison” my system. It’s bad for me. It will take me down. I shouldn’t be so open-minded that my brains fall out. What I watch on TV/Movies or read makes a difference, I can’t say that I can watch that stuff and not have it bother me anymore.” In reality If I can watch and read stuff that is profane, blasphemous, evil, vile, and abusive and it doesn’t bother me, then I have a problem. I have become a fool.

If I am to be wise I need to protect my mind. I should put on the helmet of salvation and not just allow anything into my mind. I need to keep the poison out.

Junk food in of itself is neither good nor bad. It just has no nutritional value. A lot of stuff I see on tv is not evil. It’s just junk food. It’s much like stuffing. But the problem with stuffing is that when I stuff myself with stuffing, I have no hunger for truth. If I watch TV for four hours, my mind is full of empty calories that don’t help my body or my mind.

Health food is nutritional food. It helps me grow and maintain my health. It is truth, and a wise person feeds on truth. It makes me wiser; in my relationships, time, money, business, parenting, marriage, and every other area of life.

I need to continue to fill my mind with God’s truth. Keeping this habit of spending time each day reading and studying the Bible, will help grow my wisdom.

Today, I will consider what kind of junk food I allow to fill my mind?