A professor of philosophy was being wheeled into the operating room for a serious procedure. For several days before the operation he slept very little and spent most days in great fear. At last he came up with an idea that gave him some peace.
When removing the final layer of clothing before making an incision, the surgeon noticed a word written at the exact location where the surgery was to take place. Looking carefully he read: THINK!
Another philosopher once said, “Five percent of the population thinks; ten percent of the population thinks they think and the rest of the population would rather die than think.”
A Psalmist once said, “I pondered the direction of my life, and I turned to follow Your laws. I will hurry, without delay, to obey Your commands.”
Our thoughts are very powerful. They are the beginning of all that we say and all that we do. We seldom pause to ponder how frequently we react to the events of life rather than to act after we pause and pray and ask God for His guidance. Responsible Christian behavior comes from knowing and obeying God’s instructions and commands.
Prayer: Help us, Heavenly Father, to meditate on Your Word so constantly that Your teachings will fill our minds and guide our thinking. In Jesus’ Name.
Scripture for Today: Psalm 119:59-60 I have considered my ways and have turned my steps to your statutes. I will hasten and not delay to obey your commands.