1 Peter 1:13 - Is Your Mind Properly Focused?

1Peter 1:13: Is Your Mind Properly Focused?

1 Peter 1:13 (KJV) Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be 
sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you 
at the revelation of Jesus Christ;  

1 Peter 1:13 (NIV) Therefore, prepare your minds for action; be 
self-controlled; set your hope fully on the grace to be given you when Jesus 
Christ is revealed.  

1 Peter 1:13 (MSG) So roll up your sleeves, put your mind in 
gear, be totally ready to receive the gift that's coming when Jesus 

1 Peter 1:13 (Gibbs) Keep focused on Spiritual things with hope 
in Jesus to the end. 

Gird up the loins of your mind: Just as people in biblical times 
would gather up their long robes and tie them around their waists so 
that they could move quickly and freely, we need to do whatever it 
takes to focus our thoughts on those things that allow us to serve God 
successfully, all the while eliminating any thoughts that would trip us up.  
[Nelson SB] 

Prepare your minds for action = be disciplined in your thinking. 
[Ryrie SB] 

The Christian should gather up the loose ends of his thinking, 
should cease speculating on unprofitable topics, and should exercise 
his mind on the great truths of salvation revealed by the Spirit of 
Christ (1 Peter 1:11). [SDA Commentary] 

The imminent return of Christ should motivate us to live for 
him. This means being mentally alert ("prepare your minds for 
action''), disciplined ("self-controlled''), and focused ("set your hope 
fully''). Are you ready to meet Christ? [Life Application SB] 

We have each of us an individual work to do, to gird up the 
loins of our minds, to be sober, to watch unto prayer. The mind must 
be firmly controlled to dwell upon subjects that will strengthen 
the moral powers. . . . The thoughts must be pure, the meditations 
of the heart must be clean, if the words of the mouth are to be 
words acceptable to Heaven and helpful to your associates. {ML 83.2} 
The mind should be guarded carefully. Nothing should be allowed 
to enter that will harm or destroy its healthy vigor. But to 
prevent this, it should be preoccupied with good seed, which, springing 
to life, will bring forth fruit-bearing branches. . . . A field 
left uncultivated speedily produces a rank growth of thistles and 
tangled vines, which exhaust the soil and are worthless to the owner. 
The ground is full of seeds blown and carried by the wind from every 
quarter; and if it is left uncultivated, they spring up to life 
spontaneously, choking every precious fruit-bearing plant that is struggling 
for existence. If the field were tilled and sown to grain, these 
valueless weeds would be extinguished, and could not flourish. {ML 83.3} 
The youth who finds joy and happiness in reading the Word of God 
and in the hour of prayer is constantly refreshed by drafts from the 
Fountain of life. He will attain a height of moral excellence and a 
breadth of thought of which others cannot conceive. Communion with God 
encourages good thoughts, noble aspirations, clear perceptions of truth, 
and lofty purposes of action. Those who thus connect their souls 
with God are acknowledged by Him as His sons and daughters. They are 
constantly reaching higher and still higher, obtaining clear views of God 
and of eternity, until the Lord makes them channels of light and 
wisdom to the world. {ML 83.4}