Genesis 6:5 - How to manage your imagination.

And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.
God wasn't upset that man had a imagination; instead, God was upset with how man used his imagination. As noted from whatgodintended.com the book Becoming Who God Intended, Dr. Eckman teaches how to manage the imagination to please God. The solution is to do the complete opposite of what was done in Genesis 6:5, that is to keep your mind on God continually as noted in Isaiah 26:3. The imagination comes from the mind and by keeping your mind on God you can only imagine what is good and pleasing to God.

1 comment:

Brian Ray Todd said...

Great advice. I believe that the Bible teaches that god will help us, His children, with our hearts and minds towards Him (Father, Son 7 Holy Spirit). Philippians 4:7 is an example: "And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. What a relationship! Thanks.