Monday, February 8, 2016
Loins Of Your Mind
Bible Questions Answered:
“What is the loins of your mind...”
Andy/ San Francisco, California U.S.A.
I Peter 1:13-16 KJV
13 Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ;
14 As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance:
15 But as He which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation;
16 Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.
Luke 12:35-40 KJV
35 Let your loins be girded about, and your lights burning;
36 And ye yourselves like unto men that wait for their lord, when He will return from the wedding; that when He cometh and knocketh, they may open unto Him immediately.
37 Blessed are those servants, whom The lord when He cometh shall find watching: verily I say unto you, that He shall gird Himself, and make them to sit down to meat, and will come forth and serve them.
38 And if He shall come in the second watch, or come in the third watch, and find them so, blessed are those servants.
39 And this know, that if the goodman of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched, and not have suffered his house to be broken through.
40 Be ye therefore ready also: for The Son Of Man cometh at an hour when ye think not.
The Biblical expression "the loins of your mind/ or - gird up thy loins/" refers to the tunic (robe like garment) worn by many. If a person need great mobility, or to run, he would have to raise up his robe, so as not to be bound, and he would do that by raising it up (tucking it up) into his belt, this would allow greater freedom of movement.
Girding up the loins of your mind, has reference to being prepared, to be able to think quickly and clearly.
Hebrews 12:1,2 KJV
1 Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,
2 Looking unto Jesus The Author And Finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of The Throne of God.
Ephesians 6:10-18 KJV
10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in The Lord, and in the power of His might.
11 Put on the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with (the belt of) Truth, and having on
the breastplate of righteousness;
15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
17 And take the helmet of salvation, and The Sword Of The Spirit, which is The Word Of God:
18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in The Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;
Proverbs 4:23 KJV
Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.
Romans 8:6 KJV
For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.
Philippians 2:5 KJV
Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:
Philippians 4:8 KJV
Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.