Christian Devotional – November 11, 2017

What do you fill your mind with? Looking through Proverbs 22:16-29, we see these verses:

Incline your ear and hear the words of the wise, And apply your mind to my knowledge; For it will be pleasant if you keep them within you, That they may be ready on your lips.
Proverbs 22:17‭-‬18 NASB

As Solomon continues sharing his wisdom, we see that he is reminding us how important it is to surround ourselves with wisdom. That needs to be what fills our mind because then that is what will be on our lips. If we are filling our mind with anything other than wisdom, we will find that foolish talk is what comes out of our mouth. His challenge to us is to listen and to hear and to apply the words of wisdom that he has been speaking throughout all of Proverbs. We can read through these verses and yet gain nothing because we don’t do anything with what we’ve learned. The key is application. What we fill our mind with will be what we think about, which will in turn be what we act upon when situations arise. What’s in our mind?

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