We must be so careful with our thoughts because they can have a great effect not only on ourselves but on those that are around us. We must be kind to others in our thoughts. We must be moral in our thoughts. We must be clean in our thoughts. We must be positive in our thoughts. We must be smart in our thoughts. We must watch our thoughts.
Mosiah 4:30 says, But this much I can tell you, that if ye do not watch yourselves, and your thoughts, and your words, and your deeds, and observe the commandments of God, and continue in the faith...ye must perish. And now, O man, remember, and perish not.
When looking up the word 'watch' in the dictionary it brings to light what it truly means to watch your thoughts. When you read the definitions below think about how you could better watch your thoughts:
- to be alertly on the lookout
- to be careful or cautious
- to keep awake, for a purpose
- remain vigilant, as for protection or safekeeping
- to keep guard