God does not and will not think evil! I had to ask you this question to be sure you know who you are in Christ Jesus. Please come with me as we open the scriptures.
Proverbs 23:7 affirms that as a man ‘thinketh in his heart, so is he’. So is he! Not, so he will be! He that thinks evil is evil. ‘Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world’ (1 John 4:17). God expects you and I to be as he is while we are in this world, that is to be people who do not think evil in their hearts. Why?
You can hear God more clearly when he speaks to you if your mind is not polluted because one of the ways God speaks to his children is through their thoughts. Evil imagination is one of the two reasons why God destroyed humanity during the time of Noah. He ‘saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually’ (Genesis 6:5).
Unfortunately, there are many people that think evil in this present world, including born-again Christians. They can’t think straight for one hour!
Listen friends,’ deceit is in the heart of them that imagine evil’ (Proverbs 12:20). Bro Yinka, what are you saying? You are a deceitful man if your thought process is continually evil. I was born in the part of the world where as a courtesy you invite visitors to eat with you when they visit at a time when you are eating. Many times, the invitation is deceitful. For if you happen to invite a man who is truly hungry, your heart begins to criticize him as soon as he heavily descends on your food, wondering if the man doesn’t have common sense to know his limit. You are grudging within you as your guest takes the fattest meat in your meal! As the Amplified Bible states in proverbs 23:7, Eat and drink you say to him, yet your heart is not with him (but you are grudging the cost). Many times, when people do what seems good to you, they do it with ulterior motives.
John the Baptist eats food, and we are told that he eats locust and wild honey (Mark 1:6), but I suppose John never eats in people’s houses when invited, so they labelled him as a man that hath a devil (Mathew 11:18). Jesus eats in their houses when invited, and as they watch him eat, the evil thoughts of their heart were… ‘Behold a man gluttonous, a winebibber” (Mathew 11:19). Aw! why would you invite him to dine with you if you really don’t want him to express himself? Oh, ‘the human heart is the most deceitful of all things, and desperately wicked’ (Jeremiah 17:9 NLT).
I know there are many born-again Christians whose hearts are predominantly filled with the strangest thoughts that are contrary to God.
Do you think evil? Are your thoughts continually evil? You can be set free today if you are already a born-again Christian! Ask your father to liberate your mind from the contaminations that are prevalent upon your heart. Then, going forward, take positive steps to renew your mind. Following the underlisted suggestions may be helpful:
1. Always say what you mean regardless! (James 2:12)
2. Renew your mind constantly. Take a cue from Philippians 4:8 about the kind of things you should think on.
The Lord bless you richly.