This past Sunday night we covered the second half of Ephesians 4. Paul commands the church to not imitate the lifestyles of those who don’t know God. People that have no knowledge of God or those who have rejected Him live with blinded minds. Paul says that’s not how we are since we know Christ. We should be different because of Him… The key verse for our lesson was verse 23:
…let the Spirit renew your thoughts and attitudes. (Ephesians 4:23 NLT)
From there on, Paul turns his attention to addressing external actions. Therefore, everything we do is influenced by what/how we think.
Our minds our powerful instruments. They can influence everything about our lives. What we think determines how we act. So we encouraged our students to first change the way they think. Negative thoughts lead to negative actions… Lustful thoughts motivate lustful actions.
God doesn’t want our minds to be darkened like those who don’t know God. Rather, His desire is for us to allow Him to change the way we think.
Taken from: http://brettmeredith.com/2012/08/03/be-renewed/