To think with a sober judgment.
“For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned.”
Paul writes in his letter to the churches in Rome with the importance of a righteous thought process. Our judgments have to be higher than ourselves, because we serve a God who is higher than us through His omniscience. As Christians, we have to think wisely about ourselves and discover our function in the body of Christ, which is the church.
A negative thought or an evil idea can corrupt the mind so easily. It’s like sprinkling specks of dirt into a glass of water. You wouldn’t want to drink the water, even if it’s a little contaminated right? The same goes for a Christian mind. We have to put our thoughts into actions and we have to make sure our thoughts coincide with what God wants us to think.
We cannot say we think higher of anyone else. We can’t say we have all the answers, because in reality, only God has all the answers. That is why the way people think is so crucial to the way people act. To think with a sober judgment means to have a clear and focused conscience on how to act like a Christian. Our faith in God helps clear our mind and sets it on Him. If we start thinking righteous, clean thoughts, righteous and clean acts will come out of it.
This week, meditate on things going through your mind and clear out all the negative, harmful thoughts. Instead, replace them with thoughts of holiness, righteousness and love.