Pastor Jim Stultz
Pressure Washing Our Minds
Updated: May 2
Those of us who live in Florida are familiar with the need for pressure washing. Recently, before I had my house painted, I had the workers remove any tinge of the black mold that had accumulated. I was delighted with the results as my house, my deck, and even my sidewalk looked so much better. However, the battle with the invasiveness of black mold will continue and the need for pressure washing will also continue for those of us who live in Florida.
I have discovered another invasive that is greater than black mold that has a tendency to coat our minds instead of our houses. The evil philosophies from the world, the wicked thoughts from the flesh, and the malicious temptations from the devil accumulate in our thinking. We must be constantly vigilant. The Bible warns us about three mold-like dangers in 1 John 2:16: “For all that is in the world--the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life--is not of the Father but is of the world. The Bible tells us to do battle with this type of mold. 2 Corinthians 10:5 tells us to be: “Casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ”. Yet what can we do to remove the layers of ugly evil from our thoughts and hearts. It is going to take a powerful pressure washer. God gives us His Word. David declares in Psalm 119:9: “How can a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed according to Your word”.
We simply must allow the teachings of the Word of God to pressure wash the various species of spiritual mold that accumulates in our minds. Read the Bible every day. Study it and meditate on its principles. Allow God to use His Word to reshape our thinking into a biblical world view.
Got moldy thinking? Use His Word to blast it away.