49 Attitudes

We are responsible for the attitudes we have and modifying then in us to be what God desires them to be and will have to explain to God why we did what we did with the attitudes we had and why, if any we knew were not Godly, were not corrected by us.

The attitudes we have determine what we do and say because that is the way we think about things.  Psalm 37:31 says

(ISV) The instruction of his God is in his heart; his steps will not slip.

Prov 23:7 says:

(MKJV) for as he thinks in his heart, so is he; Eat and drink, he says to you, but his heart is not with you.

The Bible says, as a man ‘thinketh in his heart so he is’, and warns us to control what we put into our heart because that will determine how we approach the Christian life. This is why the most important thing to put in our heart is to love as God Loves and to know His guidelines us as that will determine the attitudes we have. If we do this, we will have a correct attitude in all we do

One of the factors that will determine our attitudes is to remember we are in a relationship with God and need to keep that relationship correct or we may go to hell.

The way we have prepared our heart controls how we understand what we say and how we express our Christian life, which is why we are to control and monitor every input we have according to the principles of God.

The Bible says in 2 Corinthians 10:5;

(Syriac Peshitta) And we pull down reasonings and every high thing that is exalted against the knowledge of God, and we take all minds prisoner to the obedience of The Messiah.

(MKJV) pulling down imaginations and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought into the obedience of Christ;

And also, in 2 Cor 5:17;

(LITV) So that if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new!

(ISV) Therefore, if anyone is in the Messiah, he is a new creation. Old things have disappeared, and—look!—all things have become new!

Our approach should be to build correct attitudes towards things so that we have a mindset that is controlled by the principles of God. In a sense, it is a stronghold in us.

Satan can build strongholds in our mind so can God if we desire Him too.

We have a responsibility as Christians to transform our mind from that which Satan has trained to that which God desires in us. In other words, all the inputs of Satan are to be negated, and be replaced by the inputs of God.

Saran tries to place in us, attitudes. so that we will think the way he desires us to think. This is why holiness is so important because it rejects Satan’s inputs that try to control us and make us have the thoughts, he desires us to have and stops the attitudes and thoughts of God in us being modified by these.

Remember! When you face God, you will have no one to blame for any wrong attitudes you did not change that may have caused you to lose you your salvation.