The Helmet of Salvation

And Peter said, “How could the two of you even think of conspiring to test the Spirit of the Lord like this? The young men who buried your husband are just outside the door, and they will carry you out, too.” ACTS 5:9 NLT

What were they thinking?

The wicked think, “God isn’t watching us! He has closed his eyes and won’t even see what we do!” PSALM 10:11 NLT

What am I thinking?

  1. About myself
  2. About others
  3. About God

God wants to change the way I think

Put on salvation as your helmet… EPHESIANS 6:17 NLT

Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect. ROMANS 12:2 NLT

When I was a child, I spoke and thought and reasoned as a child. But when I grew up, I put away childish things. 1 CORINTHIANS 13:11 NLT

I must learn to think of others

Don’t be selfish; don’t try to impress others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourselves. Don’t look out only for your own interests, but take an interest in others, too. You must have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had. Though he was God, he did not think of equality with God as something to cling to. Instead, he gave up his divine privileges; he took the humble position of a slave and was born as a human being. When he appeared in human form, he humbled himself in obedience to God and died a criminal’s death on a cross. PHILIPPIANS 2:3-8 NLT

I must think about what is right

Wise people think before they act; fools don’t— PROVERBS 13:16 NLT

Think carefully about what is right, and stop sinning. For to your shame I say that some of you don’t know God at all. 1 CORINTHIANS 15:34 NLT

I must think about what I am thinking about

Those who are dominated by the sinful nature think about sinful things, but those who are controlled by the Holy Spirit think about things that please the Spirit. ROMANS 8:5 NLT

What ever has my attention has me

Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise. PHILIPPIANS 4:8 NLT

Think about the things of heaven, not the things of earth. COLOSSIANS 3:2 NLT

My Notes