The one thing that every one has is garbage. Each day there are things that we dispense of that we no longer need. Some of it may be in our kitchens when we are preparing food. Other times we throw out things that have collected in our offices that are useless. We throw away flyers that clutter our mailboxes, envelopes that these things came in and on and on the list goes. We have a lot of garbage.
The good thing about this garbage is that we can throw it away. If it’s not needed, why keep it? But there are folks who will not throw anything away. Every corner of the house is filled, every closet, every storage room and they still add to it. For some reason they believe that one day they will need whatever they received four years ago that they have completely forgotten about. These folks do not see themselves as “garbage collectors” nor as “clutter compliers.” Everything is needful. I do not make fun of these people and hope you do not read that into these words. I, to an extent, am one of them.
But there is a kind of garbage that we can collect that is not good at all. It is the garbage that we put into our minds. Sadly today there are many things that are not worthy of our thoughts and yet we let them in and they take over our thought process. It may be the kind of movies we watch. Perhaps it is the television shows that we invite into our homes. Nowadays it is even the computer as all sorts of wicked things can be seen on the computer, via the internet. If we allow these things to come into our minds we can be led away from the spiritual things and dwell on the things that please the god of this world, Satan.
Years ago when computers were in their larger state, before the personal computer, there was a saying that was just shortened to four letters: GIGO. This stands for “Gar-bage In, Garbage Out.” If we put garbage into our minds that is inevitably what we will get out of them. So lets dwell on the word of God and let this be our thought pattern. For this is the way to truly please God.