We have seen that God has given His people tools to obediently live for Him.
These tools can only be properly used with a heart that truly loves Him and so wants to please Him.
Some tools that He gives us in battling against the sinful thoughts and thought patterns are:
Communion (that is) Abiding with Him - Enables Us to Use All the Tools (John 15:1-11)
Himself - Gives Us Grace (2 Corinthians 12:9)
His Son - Sets the Example (John 14:6)
His Spirit - Works in Our Hearts (2 Corinthians 3:17-18)
His Word - Teaches and Trains Us (2 Timothy 3:16-17)
His People - Holds Us Accountable (1 Thessalonians 5:11)
As John Owen said, "You must be killing sin, or sin will be killing you".
Won't you join me in taking your thoughts captive Christ, that is, making your thoughts obedient to Him?