Think on These Things

The apostle Paul instructed Christians to control the diet of their minds (Romans 12:2), and to think on things that are good and wholesome (Philippians 4:8).  One of the best ways to accomplish this is to spend time reading and meditating.  Paul told Timothy to give attention to reading (1 Timothy 4:13).  Might that still be good advice, even today?

How often have we lamented the values that are being promoted by media outlets today?  We decry the values of Hollywood, the obscene lyrics of today’s music, and the lewd, indecent, and suggestive antics that one can find on nearly every television program, including commercials.  Yet, it is not enough to merely identify evil, what are we doing to counter it?  According to Jesus, it is not enough to rid your house of evil, but you must also fill it with good (Matthew 12:43-45).

Well, here’s some “good” for you.  Focus Press is absolutely outdoing itself by publishing “Think” and “Ignite.”  These publications are biblical, informative, and relevant!  Jim Palmer and Brad Harrub are the editors of “Think” and Joe Wells is the editor of “Ignite,” a new publication geared toward teens.  The brotherhood is indebted to them for their quality work.

Do yourself a favor.  Turn off the tube (unless it’s The Andy Griffith Show) and “give attention to reading.”  You’ll be better for it.

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