Overcoming Mental Prison Guards

Jun 26, 2022
A Mental Prison can be an excuse for bad behavior.

Mental Prisons usually have a pathway to freedom.

1. Tolerating unrighteousness certitude.
1 Cor 13:9 We know in part and we prophesy in part, but when perfection comes, the imperfect disappears.

Jonah 2:8 Those who cling to worthless idols forfeit the grace that could be theirs.

2. Mis-treating your opposition.
Matt 5:44 Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.
1 Peter 3:7 Husbands, live with your wives in an understanding way…

3. Sanctioned self-righteousness.
Luke 18:9 Jesus told this parable to people who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and viewed others with contempt:
1 Cor 4:7 What are you so puffed up about? What do you have that God hasn't given you? And if all you have is from God, why act as though you are so great, and as though you have accomplished something on your own?

John 3:27 John replied, "A man can receive only what is given him from heaven.
1 Cor 4:4 My conscience is clear, but that does not make me innocent. It is the Lord who judges me.

4. Self-serving entitlement.
Luke 17:8 So, when you do all the things which are commanded you, say, We are unworthy slaves; we have done only that which we ought to have done.
John 13:3 Jesus knew that the Father had put him in charge of everything, that he came from God and was on his way back to God. 4 So he got up from the table, set aside his robe and began to wash the feet of the disciples.
John 13:13 Now that I, your Lord, and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another's feet.
Now that you know these things, God will bless you if you do them.