Prepare Our Mind for Action
July 28, 2021

Today’s 333 Devotional: “Prepare Our Mind for Action”

The Apostle Peter said that we have received that which the angels themselves desire to see, and that is the Good News that has been given to us through the Holy Spirit.

And then He said, “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.” (1 Peter 1:13)

By using the expression, “gird up the loins of your mind,” Peter is telling us to prepare our minds for action.

Back in those days, they didn’t have jogging outfits, nor did they wear pants or shorts. Rather they had long robes, so, if they needed to move quickly or fast, they would gather their robe around their waist so it wouldn’t trip them up when they ran. That is what it meant to gird up one’s loins.

Peter uses this expression then to say that seeing the many and varied trials we are going to face, we need to put out of our minds all that would impede and trip up our forward progress and growth in our Christian faith.

In other words, we need to have a mind that is uncrippled by worry, hate, fear, unforgiveness, impurity, and the like. If we find that we are weighed down by any of these, along with the cares of this world, then it’s high time we cinched up our minds and prepare ourselves for some holy action.

To prepare is not only shedding ourselves of these things, but also putting into our minds those attitudes that will help. Paul spells out these attitudes in his letter to the Philippian church (Philippians 4:8).

Therefore, to fight this battle for our minds, we need to prepare our minds for action by putting off all that hinders and cripples us from thinking clearly and then to think on what is good and true, rather than what is evil and false.

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