You Can Change Your Life By Changing Your Thoughts
Dr. Adrian Rogers
Take God's word and turn to II Corinthians chapter 11 and we're going to read the first several verses of that chapter. Second Corinthians chapter 11 beginning with verse 1. "I would to God ye could bear with me a little in my folly and indeed bear with me, for I am jealous over you with a godly jealousy for I have espoused you as to one husband that I may present you as a chaste" (the word means pure) "virgin to Christ. But I fear lest by any means as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtlety" (the word literally means craftiness) "so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity which is in Christ, for if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus whom we have not preached. Or if ye receive another spirit which ye have not received, or another gospel which ye have not accepted ye might well bear with him." (That is, if you are not careful you just may believe that).
I'm going to cease the reading right now and let me tell you something wonderful and something glorious: you can change your life by changing your thoughts. Many Christians today need to have their lives changed, and if you don't want to have your lives changed for good, for God, for eternity, I think there is something radically and dramatically wrong in your heart and in your life. Now when God gets ready to change you, God is going to change you by changing your thoughts. When the devil gets ready to corrupt you, the devil is going to corrupt you if he can by corrupting your thoughts.
Now let me give you the background for this passage of Scripture because it may seem a little obtuse to you as you read it there to begin with. But Paul, of course, had such a love for the Corinthian Christians. He thought of himself as their spiritual father. He thought of them as his spiritual children and so he said, "I am jealous over you with a godly jealousy." Did you know there is a godly jealousy? For example a husband who w ...
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