Zechariah 3:5 A Clean Mind

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Then I said, “Put a clean turban on his head.” So they put a clean turban on his head and clothed him, while the angel of the Lord stood by. Zechariah 3:5 

The mind is a powerful part of every person. It can make or break a person very quickly. It is what can give the person the internal motivation to accomplish a difficult task. It is also what can bring on enough fear to keep someone from doing the most simple task.

Every thing that is said and every action, whether good or bad, comes from a thought from the mind. What covers the mind is what determines what can come from it.

Joshua the high priest was being given new clothes to minister in. With the new clothes it was representative of his being cleansed of sin. Now he was given a new turban for his head.

When a person becomes a believer and chooses to follow Christ, he is given new clothes and a new heart. These clothes are the clothes of Christ, His righteousness and holiness.

The heart is often seen as the core part of man’s thinking and beliefs. It is sometimes used interchangeably with the mind. Believers are also to put on the mind of Christ, to think as He thinks.

Jesus had a firm belief in His Father and what He could do or what He should not do. There were no doubts in His mind for either action.

Every believer must also have the same mind as that of Jesus, knowing what is right and wrong, what God wants them to do or not do. Without God giving one a new mind, people are stuck in sinful thoughts, binding them to sin. As the mind is given a new turban, or helmet, he now has the mind of Christ that thinks the right thoughts.

You may be like most people in battling thoughts each day. Satan uses your mind to get you thinking about sinning and how enticing sin is. Turn away from those thoughts and put on the mind of Christ.

Allow God to change your thought patterns to ones that will follow after God. As you change your thoughts from sin to God, you will know that in Christ you can do all things and that God is with you and will never leave you. This will empower you to do God’s work.

Where are your thoughts today?

I pray today that you will know Jesus as your Savior; that you will allow God to change your mind; that you will allow God to clean your mind of sinful thoughts; and that God will do great things through you as you believe Him. 

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