Those that 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. If your sinful nature controls your mind, there is death. But if the Holy Spirit controls your mind, there is life and peace.
Insight: What you choose to think about each day matters because our thoughts eventually lead to our actions. God’s desire for us is that we would have life and peace, and if that is what we want as well, then we need to think about things that are pleasing in His sight. If we allow our minds to drift off to the things that please our sinful nature, that will begin to cause death in our spirit and eventually if unchecked will lead us to a death of our faith in God.
Prayer: Lord Jesus, I ask you to help me to think thoughts today that are pleasing to you and in alignment with your Spirit. Take every thought captive in me that would lead me away from you and toward death in my spirit. I want to walk according to your ways and experience life and peace.