Once you have made a regular practice of protecting your mind, it is time to continually cleanse the current bad stuff you discover by the process of “washing” your mind. This is constantly done by the cleaning agent of God’s Word. Christ did the heavy lifting so we could not only be justified (pronounced innocent), but so we could also be sanctified (set apart or made holy). In salvation, Jesus declares us to be holy; in sanctification, He is trying to make it so.
1. How is this “washing” going in my life? What evidences can I point to as examples of Christ’s sanctifying and cleansing work in me right now?
2. What are some specific ways and times I am going to step up my interactions with God’s Word?
Challenge: How many verses of the Bible could you quote right now from memory? Make a conscience effort to memorize at least one or two verses this week. Start with Psalm 1:1-3, Romans 11:33, 2 Timothy 3:16-17, Hebrews 4:12, and 1 Peter 2:2. When you have memorized a couple of these, recite them back to a friend or family member. At the very least, they will be impressed and it may spur them on to the same thing.
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