Thoughts are expressed by words, and those words eventually become actions. I read a disturbing article today about a couple of teenage girls that got online and expressed their thoughts of taking their own lives. What was more disturbing than that is that they did it. Satans goal has been revealed in the bible. He wants to destroy anything and anyone he can gain influence over. In Matthew 8:31-32, the devils went into the herd of swine: and behold, the whole herd of swine ran violently down a steep place into the sea, and perished in the waters. Luke 22:3 says Then entered Satan into Judas surnamed Iscariot, and Matthew ch. 27 says he went and hanged himself after he had betrayed Jesus. If the bible is not influencing the mind, Satan will be. The teen article made me recall the theme verse for this blog, Romans 12:2. And be not conformed to this world, but be ye transformed by THE RENEWING OF YOUR MIND… The word of God is medicine for the mind. Philippians 2:5 says Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus. I can’t think of a better condition for the mind to be in, and the believer in Jesus Christ that reads, studies, and meditates on the word of God enters this condition. Therapy may do a little bit of good, but it’s a distant second to theology. I am very thankful to be in a position to teach the word of God to the precious young minds of christians which provides them with protection from Satans lies. Instead of having their lives destroyed, the entrance of Gods word is drawing them to a dedicated devotion.