Prompted by the Holy Spirit, Peter said he'd written 1 and 2 Peter: "to stimulate [us] to wholesome thinking." 2 Peter 3:1-2
It's absolutely essential that we think wholesomely. This doesn't mean we pretend bad things don't exist.
1. We focus on good things so we maintain a grateful perspective. Philippians 4:8
2. We don't entertain ourselves with sin and wicked themes - Ephesians 5:8-13. This is important to remember in a culture where TV and movies and even music so often promote immoral themes in tantalizing ways.
3. We remember the message of the Old Testament - the story of mankind's failures and God's loving provision. 2 Peter 3:2; 1 Corinthians 10:1-17
4. We remember the message of the New Testament and the commands it contains to help us live for Christ. 2 Peter 3:2; Titus 2:11-14
What are you doing today to stimulate wholesome thinking?