Right Thinking evidenced by Right Actions results in Peace with God
Have you thought about the connection between evil thinking, evil actions, and the wrath of God?
“Thoughts are the seeds of actions” (Richard Sibbes).
“Good thoughts bear good fruit, bad thoughts bear bad fruit – and man is his own gardener” (James Allen).
Right thinking evidenced by right actions results in peace with God.
1.) Right Thinking (8)
Philippians 4:8, “Finally brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable— if there is any moral excellence and if there is anything praiseworthy— dwell on these things.”
“At every point right living begins with right thinking” (Bruce J. Milne).
“Pure thoughts cannot produce evil deeds” (Augustine).
“The secret of clean living is clear thinking” (John Stott).
2.) Evidenced by Right Actions (9a)
Philippians 4:9a, “Do what you have learned and received and heard from me, and seen in me”
3.) Results in Peace with God (9b)
Philippians 4:9b, “and the God of peace will be with you.”
“Friend, you need peace with God before you can experience the peace of God.”