It is impossible for any Christian who spends the bulk of his evenings, month after month, week after week, day in and day out watching the major TV networks or contemporary videos to have a Christian mind. This is always true of all Christians in every situation! A Biblical mental program cannot coexist with worldly programming.
Phil 2:1 Let this mind.
Col. 3:16 Let the word of Christ richly dwell Rom.
12:1-2 Present yourself and renew your mind
So God’s goal is that we cultivate the mind of Christ.
And, the scandal is that Christians neglect this area immensely.
But, the cure is available this morning: PLAN how to saturate your mind with the word.
How? Remember Paul’s list of Colossians 3:1-17 Thirteen Put-offs and a Dozen Put-ons! Translated this morning I would say:
1. Stop watching TV, movies, video games, and videos for some planned periods of time.
2. Start replacing these “Godward mind deadeners” with times of systematically and prayerfully reading and studying God’s word
3. You have the time — take it!
Let’s choose the mind God has willed us to have today. HOW DO WE RECOVER OUR GODWARD MIND? WHAT ARE SOME WAYS TO RETURN TO OUR REST IN JESUS?