The Greatest Psychology Book In The World

There's no doubt in this writer's mind that the Bible is the greatest psychology book in the world, because it emphasizes the correct use of the thought patterns which originate in our mind.

We find a negative example of our thought patterns in Proverbs 23:7. Here, the Proverb writer warns us of a rich ruler who uses exotic food to lure some unsuspecting soul into some kind of agenda or scheme that he has thought up in his mind in order to take advantage of him: "For as he thinks in his heart, so is he. He says to you, “Eat and drink!” But his heart is not with you."

Instead of thinking negative and evil thoughts which originate in our mind (Mark 7:14-23 NLT), let us look at a positive example of how we should "think" as God's people.

The inspired writer Paul tells us in Philippians 4:8: "And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise."

Not only are we to "fix our thoughts" on the above qualities, but adding those qualities into our psyche and daily living: "keep putting into practice all you learned and received from me—everything you heard from me and saw me doing. Then the God of peace will be with you" (Philippians 4:9 NLT).

Beloved, if we "think" correctly in our thought patterns, we will "act" correctly. And as a result, not only will our world be a better place in which to live, but we will experience peace with God.

One last thought ...... our thought patterns which originate in our mind, also effect our physical body as well (see here and here).

Mike Riley, Gospel Snippets