Pastor Rick Warren is asking Christians to use discernment and avoid the profane traps of the enemy. In a recent devotional, he says believers need to be intentional about the type of content they allow into their minds.
"Some people are so open-minded their brains fall out," Warren says. "They say, 'I can watch that stuff. It doesn't bother me anymore.' That's the problem! When you can watch and read stuff that is profane, blasphemous, evil, vile and abusive and it doesn't bother you, you have a problem. You have become a fool."
He continues: "Wise people protect their minds. They put on the helmet of salvation. They don't just allow anything into their minds. They keep the poison out."
So how can Christians develop wisdom and avoid evil? Warren says the key is staying close to the Word of God.
"The first place you need to go to fill your mind with truth is God's Word," he says. "The more you develop the habit of spending time each day reading and studying the Bible, the wiser you will become."
The apostle Paul advised in Philippians 4:8, "Finally, brothers, whatever things are true, whatever things are honest, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue, and if there is any praise, think on these things."
How are you exercising mental purity in these dark times? Let us know in the comments.
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