Everything we do or say contrary to the Word of God begins with a thought. Lust, greed, selfishness, and gossip all begin with a thought. If we get our thoughts together, our actions will follow.

Philippians 4:8 says, finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

The key to having our actions and words align with the Word of God is to control our thought life. Philippians 4:8 tells us how to think. If we think on things that are true, we won’t believe the lies. If we think on things that are pure, we won’t have impure thoughts that lead to lust. If we think on things that are of a good report, we won’t spread gossip and negativity.

It all starts with our thoughts. Think or meditate on the things God instructed us to think on and be a brighter light in the world and live a holier life unto God.