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December 19, 2014 | Daily Devotionals | December 19

The content of the mind creates the character of a man. Think about it. Men who give most of their mental energy to the next toy they’re going to buy are materialists. A guy who’s always maneuvering himself into opportunities to impress others can be classified as a narcissist.  Men dwelling on their next orgasmic experience can be described as hedonists.

The Bible clearly teaches that we are what we think, that a man will take on an identity that reflects whatever preoccupies his thoughts. Former Notre Dame football coach Lou Holtz once said that we are influenced by the books we read, the people we associate with, and the dreams we have. Aptly put, but Scripture says it even better: “As water reflects your face, so your mind shows what kind of person you are” (PROVERBS 27:19, NCV).

Today I will seek to be aware of what I

think about, and I will make adjustments

as necessary to develop godly character.

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