Are your thoughts just thoughts? Some may read this and think, “My thoughts aren’t really important; they’re just thoughts.” Others may think, “My thoughts are very important because they determine how I feel.” Both responses are “just” thoughts, right?
Yes, and no.
The question is: are your thoughts just thoughts in the sense of the word just, as it appears in the Bible?
There are 87 references to the word just in the King James Bible, according to Strong’s Concordance Stock No: WW33430. The Book of Proverbs alone has 10 references to the word. The Bible says in Proverbs 10:20, “The tongue of the just is as choice silver: the heart of the wicked is little worth.” Do you think it’s possible to speak justly if you aren’t thinking justly? I don’t think so; because out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh, said Jesus in Matthew 12:34(b). What we are thinking on a regular basis will eventually come out of our mouths.
What comes out of your mouth? Proverbs 10:31(a) states, “The mouth of the just bringeth forth wisdom:” Do you speak with wisdom? In order to do so, you must be thinking just thoughts. The Bible clearly says that to in order to have the peace of God, we must think upon whatsoever is true, honest, and just (Philippians 4:8). Do you have the peace of God?
The Bible says in Colossians 3:2, “Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.” When we do this, we have the peace of God, we grow spiritually, and we become conformed to the image of Jesus Christ, who is Just. That sounds like a win, win, and win to me!
May I encourage you to think just thoughts today?