A sound mind is proof of the Trinity at work.

For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and love and of a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7.

Sound mind, sophronismos; Strong’s #4995. A combination of two words sos, “safe,” and phren, “the mind”; therefore safe thinking. A sound mind speaks of good judgment, disciplined thought patterns, and the ability to understand and make right judgments. Included in these qualities are self-control and self-discipline.

spirit of fear not

The spirit of fear is at home in far too many Christians. One’s mind is a war zone with no hope of an end to the war. Thoughts are a kaleidoscope of condemnations that come and go depositing torments like angel dust. These workings are not from God; and can immobilize and torment its victims, making them feel powerless and alone. 1 John 4:18.

Indecision or wrong decisions are then made that lead to bondage and great human suffering. Standing face to face against our fear, we are to remember our calling from God. He has placed within us:

  • The power of God, that is the presence of the Holy Spirit within us who enables us to no longer be victims and to cast out the spirit of fear.
  • The love of the Father shown and experienced by Jesus’ and His abiding presence.
  • The mind of Christ by which we can apply the ways of God in making “sound” choices.

This to me is a working example of the Trinity at work in us.

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Chris
    Feb 26, 2013 @ 18:24:33

    Great verse. Now I probably know where S.O.S. came from. May God give us a sound mind that we may serve Him better.

    God’s blessings my friend.

    Reply

    • Mannyr
      Feb 27, 2013 @ 02:01:44

      I can remember the day the war stopped in my head.I could literally stop and think something through. Wow!The washing with the word does work.

      Reply

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