Heart and Mind
Everything is pure to those whose hearts are pure. But nothing is pure to those who are corrupt and unbelieving, because their minds and consciences are corrupted - Titus 1:15.There are people who always see good all around them, while there are those who see nothing but evil.
What is the difference?
Souls are the filters through which people perceive goodness or evil.
Those who have Christ in control of their lives, or are pure, learn to see goodness and purity even in this evil world.
Corrupt and unbelieving people find evil in everything because their evil minds and hearts color even the good they see and hear.
Whatever you choose to fill your mind will affect the way you think and act.
Turn your thoughts to God and His word to discover more and more goodness, even in this evil world.
Fix your thoughts on what is true, honorable, right, pure, lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise - Philippians 4:8.A mind filled with good has little room for what is evil.
The man without the Spirit does not understand the things that come from the Spirit of God, for they are folly to him, and he cannot infer them, because they are spiritually discerned - 1 Corinthians 2:14God's spirit lives in believers. I have learned that we should not expect that most people will understand or approve our decision to follow Christ. It may seem trivial to others just as a tone-deaf person cannot appreciate quality music. A person who rejects God can not appreciate God's divine message. With the lines of communication broken, it is impossible for a person to hear what God is telling us.
No one can comprehend God without the guidance of the Holy Spirit. (Romans 11:34)
Through the Holy Spirit, we could have insight into some of God's plans, thoughts, and actions having the "mind of Christ". We also begin to know God's thoughts, talk with him and await His answers to our prayers.