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Gird Up the Loins of Our Mind

Is your mind prone to wander and not governed by the Word of God?

Oswald Chambers once wrote these words. He said: "God will not make me think like Jesus. I have to do it all by myself. I have to bring every thought under the captivity of the obedience of Christ".

Peter says we're to gird up our minds: what in the world could that mean?

Therefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and rest your hope fully upon the grace that is to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ; I Peter‬ ‭1:13‬ ‭

In the culture of Peter's day, the easterner would be clothed in the long and flowing robe, and if he went into battle or he was to run a race, he would gather his clothing around him and he would tie it up with a belt or a girdle so that the flowing robe would not entangle his feet and then cause him to fall. So the apostle says we're to gird up the loins of our minds as though we are getting ready for warfare or for a race.

Are we ready to run our race to finish strong? It is so easy to be distracted these days. Hence it is so important to diligently hear God. To gird up the loins of our mind means to have a clear mind and focus on the task that is set before us - our God-given kingdom assignment - knowing our aim is to please the Commander. He is coming again. March on, soldier.

“So brace up your minds; be sober (circumspect, morally alert); set your hope wholly and unchangeably on the grace (divine favor) that is coming to you when Jesus Christ (the Messiah) is revealed.”

‭‭1 Peter‬ ‭1:13‬ ‭AMPC‬‬

Are your thoughts dictated by the Word of God and the Holy Spirit?

For the Lord God will help Me; Therefore I will not be disgraced; Therefore I have set My face like a flint, And I know that I will not be ashamed.” Isaiah‬ ‭50:7‬ ‭

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