“Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ.” 2 Corinthians 10:5

Christian young people have asked me what specific things they can do to practice moral purity. Three of those are:

  • First, watch the crowd they hang out with. Choose their friends wisely (see Proverbs 13:20).
  • Second, guard what they put into their minds from books, movies, and music (see Psalm 101:3a, Proverbs 6:27).
  • Lastly, control their thought life (see Proverbs 23:7a, Philippians 4:8). The thought is the father of the deed. Someone has well said, “We cannot keep the birds from flying over our heads, but we can keep them from making a nest in our hair.”

Walk with God today as you never have before. Guard your heart (Proverbs 4:23, Ephesians 5:3-5). Make a covenant with your eyes (Job 31:1). Set a guard over your lips (Psalm 141:3). Take charge of your thought life: “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)

Devotions taken from the messages of Adrian Rogers.

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