"LET THERE BE LIGHT" Ministries
TO LOVE THE LORD THY GOD - Mentally, Part 3 quotes
1) What kind of information is best and good for you and for all of God’s children to allow into our mind and memory while it is being cleansed to become a proper Sanctuary and Temple for our holy God to dwell in?
“Who among us shall dwell with the devouring fire [in the very presence of God]? who among us shall dwell with everlasting burnings? He that walketh righteously, and speaketh uprightly; he that despiseth the gain of oppressions, that shaketh his hands from holding of bribes, that stoppeth his ears from hearing of blood, and shutteth his eyes from seeing evil; He shall dwell on high: his place of defense shall be the munitions of rocks: bread shall be given him; his waters shall be sure. Thine eyes shall see the king in his beauty: they shall behold the land that is very far off.” Isaiah 33:14-17.
This shows us that we are not to be watching, reading or listening to anything that deals with bloodshed or evil.
2) What type of informational material will be good for you to be involved with and allowed into your mind and memory?
“My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings. Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart. For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh. Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.” Proverbs 4:20-23.
“Bow down thine ear, and hear the words of the wise, and apply thine heart unto my knowledge. For it is a pleasant thing if thou keep them within thee; they shall withal be fitted in thy lips. That thy trust may be in the LORD, I have made known to thee this day, even to thee. Have not I written to thee excellent things in counsels and knowledge, That I might make thee know the certainty of the words of truth; that thou mightest answer the words of truth to them that send unto thee?” Proverbs 22:17-21.
“These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.” Acts 17:11.
“The preacher sought to find out acceptable words: and that which was written was upright, even words of truth.” Ecclesiastes 12:10.
3) After cleansing the informational materials allowed to enter into your mind, then what should you then be spending the majority of your free time thinking on?
“...thou shalt remember all the way which the LORD thy God led thee these...years in the wilderness, to humble thee, and to prove thee, to know what was in thine heart, whether thou wouldest keep his commandments, or no. And he humbled thee, and suffered thee to hunger, and fed thee with manna, which thou knewest not, neither did thy fathers know; that he might make thee know that man doth not live by bread only, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of the LORD doth man live....Thou shalt also consider in thine heart, that, as a man chasteneth his son, so the LORD thy God chasteneth thee. Therefore thou shalt keep the commandments of the LORD thy God, to walk in his ways, and to fear him. For the LORD thy God bringeth thee into a good land, a land of brooks of water, of fountains and depths that spring out of valleys and hills”. Deuteronomy 8:1-7.
“Remembering mine affliction and my misery, the wormwood and the gall. My soul hath them still in remembrance, and is humbled in me. This I recall to my mind, therefore have I hope. It is of the LORD'S mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness. The LORD is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him. The LORD is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him. It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the LORD.” Lamentations 3:19-26.
“I remembered thy judgments of old, O LORD; and have comforted myself....I have remembered thy name, O LORD, in the night, and have kept thy law....I thought on my ways, and turned my feet unto thy testimonies. I made haste, and delayed not to keep thy commandments.” Psalms 119:52, 55; 59-60.
“Ponder the path of thy feet, and let all thy ways be established. Turn not to the right hand nor to the left: remove thy foot from evil.” Proverbs 4:26-27.
“We have thought of thy lovingkindness, O God, in the midst of thy temple.” Psalms 48:9.
The best informational materials to be read, studied, listened to and daily allowed into your mind and memory is the inspired word of God, as well as subjects and sermons on the truth.
4) Spending time remembering how God has mercifully led and guided you one step at a time is also good to dwell upon.
“...a book of remembrance was written before him [God] for them that feared the LORD, and that thought upon his name. And they shall be mine, saith the LORD of hosts, in that day when I make up my jewels; and I will spare them, as a man spareth his own son that serveth him.” Malachi 3:16-17.
5) What type of music and radio programs should you be listening to?
“Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is. And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit; Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord”. Ephesians 5:17-19.
“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.” Colossians 3:16.
We are to be listening to and singing music or songs or hymns that are spiritually attuned to praising God and Christ, and that will lift up our heart and spirit with grace and joy in the Lord.
6) We need to prove and test all of these types of things, and then only allow to have access to our mind and memory that particular type of informational material which is good!
“Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.” 1 Thessalonians 5:21.
“For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light: (For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth; Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord. And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.” Ephesians 5:8-11.
“Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice. Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand. Be careful for nothing [don’t worry]; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things [only allow these types of information access into your mind and memory]. Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you.” Philippians 4:4-9.
7) After willingly complying with all this cleansing and renewing process of your mind, then what does God ask you to do?
“And thou, Solomon my son, know thou the God of thy father, and serve him with a perfect heart and with a willing mind: for the LORD searcheth all hearts, and understandeth all the imaginations of the thoughts: if thou seek him, he will be found of thee; but if thou forsake him, he will cast thee off for ever. Take heed now; for the LORD hath chosen thee to build an house for the sanctuary: be strong, and do it.” 1 Chronicles 28:9-10.