Proverbs 15:14 - Feed Your Mind with Truth.
Proverbs 15:14 (NLT) A wise person is hungry
for knowledge, while the fool feeds on trash.
What we feed our minds is just as important
as what we feed our bodies. The kinds of books
we read, the people we talk with, the music we
listen to, and the films we watch are all part of
our mental diet. Be discerning because what you
feed your mind influences your total health and
well-being. Thus, a strong desire to discover knowledge
is a mark of wisdom. [Life Application SB]
If you want to become wise, the first
thing you have to do is feed yourself with Gods
Word every day.
Proverbs 2:6 says, It is the Lord who
gives wisdom; from him come knowledge and
You dont get wisdom from television.
You dont get it from the Internet. You
dont get it from magazines. Wisdom comes from
The Bible says, A wise person is
hungry for knowledge, while the fool feeds on
trash (Proverbs 15:14 NLT). You can either feed on
truth or feed on trash. Whatever you fill your
mind with is whats going to come out - garbage
in, garbage out. So, if you want to be wise,
feed on truth every day.
There are three kinds of things you can
feed your mind with: poison, junk food, or health
Poison, simply, is stuff that poisons
your system. Its bad for you. It takes you
down. Pornography is poison. Some people say, I
can watch that stuff. It doesnt bother me
anymore. Thats the problem! When you can watch and
read things that are profane, blasphemous, evil,
vile, and abusive and it doesnt bother you, you
have a problem. You have become a fool.
Wise people protect their mind. They
dont allow just anything into their mind. They
keep the poison out.
Junk food is neither good nor bad. It
just has no nutritional value to it. Most of the
stuff you see on tv is not evil. Its just junk
food. Its what I call stuffing. But the
problem with stuffing is that when you stuff
yourself with stuffing, you have no hunger for truth.
If you watch TV for four hours, your mind is
full of empty calories that dont help your
body or your mind.
Health food is nutritional food. It helps
you grow and maintain your health. Truth is the
health food for your mind, so the wise person feeds
on truth. It makes you wiser - in your
relationships, your time, your money, your business, your
parenting, your marriage, and every other area of your
To feed your mind with truth, the first
place you need to go is to Gods Word. The more
you develop the habit of spending time each day
reading and studying the Bible, the wiser youll
become. [Daily Devotional by Rick Warren:
LINKS FOR FURTHER STUDY ON THIS TOPIC
Proverbs 13:20 - Godly Friends Help You Make
1 Cor 15:33 (NIV) Do not be misled: "Bad
company corrupts good character."
Psalm 1:1,2 - Progression of Sin: Walking,
Standing, Sitting with Sinners.
Psalm 1:1-3 - Delighting in the Lord and
Avoiding the Progression of Sin.
If anyone has a paraphrase, commentary or
testimony on this passage of Scripture, either
personal or otherwise, I would be interested in
hearing from you. Thanks in advance and let's keep
uplifting Jesus that all might be drawn to Him. Fred
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