Design of the Week – Mindreader

March 3, 2010 at 6:47 pm | Posted in Designs of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s design is called Mindreader. It is a design that is brought about by a thought that I have had numerous times. What if?

What if someone put a computer chip behind your ear and it recorded everything you thought, saw, and did for a week. Then, after that week, those recordings were retrieved and posted on Youtube for your wife, kids, parents, and friends to see. Would you change anything that you’re doing? What if there were a bubble above your head that showed everyone else what you were thinking at that very moment? When you looked at that woman/man with lust, everyone else knew it. When you were lying to your spouse, they would instantly know. Any time you did something that you know is wrong, everyone else around you would know it clearly. Your thoughts would have lasting effects wouldn’t they?

Now think about this: While your wife, your kids, your boss, your parents, or complete strangers may not have a clue what you’re thinking, God knows every thought that you’ve ever had. Not only that, those thoughts will affect where you spend eternity. While that may sound radical, it’s exactly what the Bible says. Jesus said in Matthew 5:27-28:

“You have heard that it was said, ‘YOU SHALL NOT COMMIT ADULTERY’; but I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart.

This isn’t an action. You aren’t physically committing the adultery. But you are looking with lust and thinking about a woman in a way that is not righteous. For the Lord Jesus, this is enough. It’s enough to be adultery and it’s enough to send someone to hell for eternity. The same goes for hatred. Jesus sees hatred as murder. You don’t have to physically commit the act for it to affect your eternal life.

What are your thoughts like? If others could see them, would they glorify God? Would they confirm that you are the type of person your claim to be or would they contradict your very words?

I am not a mindreader, but God is; and He can see your thoughts just like He can see mine. As the just Judge of all the universe, He is the One who determines where each of us will go when we die. Part of His judgment will be based on what you and I think…

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