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What kind of thoughts do we have? Good thoughts, decent thoughts, questionable thoughts, not-so-good thoughts, ambiguous thoughts, and bad thoughts, right?
Isaiah 55:8-9 says, “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.” According to these verses, thoughts are not categorized in levels of “goodness” or “badness,” but simple as Godly thoughts or human thoughts.
Will God one day judge us and say, “Well, those thoughts weren’t really good, but they weren’t very bad either, so I won’t count them.” NO! God is a just judge, and He will judge according to His perfect measure of what is righteous and what is evil – there is no “in-between.”
We are given a clear set of rules after which our thoughts should be patterned. “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.” (Philippians 4:8)
What thoughts do we think? Are our thoughts virtuous and worthy of praise? Or are we dwelling on thoughts that we know are not “good?”
Let us evaluate our thought-life and remember that in God’s eyes, every thought counts!