DCLM Sincere Milk 4 DECEMBER 2021 — Think Right

DCLM Sincere Milk 4 DECEMBER 2021 — Think Right



7 For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he: Eat and drink, saith he to thee; but his heart is not with thee.

8 The morsel which thou hast eaten shalt thou vomit up, and lose thy sweet words.

9 Speak not in the ears of a fool: for he will despise the wisdom of thy words.

10 Remove not the old landmark; and enter not into the fields of the fatherless:

Key Verse: “For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he: Eat and drink, saith he to thee; but his heart is not with thee” (Proverbs 23:7).

A story was told of a fisherman who went to the river to catch fishes. When he caught a fish, he would measure the fish with the ruler he took along with him. If the fish was shorter than or equal to the ruler, he would keep the fish. Any fish longer than the ruler was thrown back into the river.

A man saw him and asked, “Why are you throwing the big fishes back into the river?” Pointing to the ruler, the fisherman replied, “This ruler has the same length with my frying pan. Any fish longer than it would be too long for my frying pan, and would not be useful.”

What a foolish decision and action that was! The fisherman would have simply used his knife to cut the long fish into smaller sizes and fry them; but because he thought foolishly, he also acted foolishly.

The above story applies to many people. Unwise thoughts lead to foolish decisions and failure. Godly and wise thoughts produce wise decisions and success. From our key verse today, we learn that our thoughts determine the life we live. This means that our lives would move towards the direction of the most dominant thought in our heart.

What is the most important thought in your heart? As friends of Jesus, our hearts must be filled with thoughts of God and His word: telling others about the love of Jesus, studying our books and desiring to be the best, being ready to go with Jesus during the rapture, excellence, honesty, etc.

However, if your heart is filled with disobedience, laziness, lies, etc., you must come to Jesus and forsake your unrighteous thoughts and way of sin. Turn to God. He will forgive and give you a new heart.

Prayer: Search my heart, Lord. Remove every thought of sin and failure, and help me to think like You.

Further Reading: Psalm 139:23-24

1. Admit that you are a sinner. "For all [humans] have sinned, and comes short of the glory of God....[and] the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord" (Romans 3:23)
2. Repent now. "Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out ...[for] if we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness " (Acts 3:19, 1 John 1:9)
3. Believe that God loves you and Jesus died for you. "God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet Sinners, Christ died for us" (Romans 5:8)
4. Invite Jesus into your life through prayer of faith. Jesus says, "Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me" (Revelation 3:20)