This verse in the Bible made me realize how important it is to watch where we allow our thinking to travel.
“After these things Jesus walked in Galilee; for He did not want to walk in Judea, because the Jews sought to kill Him” John 7:1, NKJV.
Jesus was wise about where he traveled. He did not travel to where murderers sought to kill him, at least, not until he was ready to effectively deal with them and triumph over them as he did with the crucifixion and resurrection.
Even though he was the most spiritually powerful person on the earth, he did not act indiscriminately. He was aware of the states of thought around him, and he chose his time to be where he wanted to be and to avoid where he did not want to be.
Evidently, at the time of the above, Judea was a dark and dangerous place for Jesus to travel, for the Jews wanted to kill him. It wasn’t Jesus’ time yet to be crucified, so he avoided going there.
We too can be wise about where we travel. And I’m not thinking physically, so much as mentally.
Where is your thought traveling today? Is it staying in a safe zone where you are consciously aware of Love all around to protect, guide and guard? Or has it gone into a dark and dangerous place, such as jealousy, envy, greed, hate or resentment, all states of mortal mind that would kill morally and physically?
We can choose to keep our thinking out of dark and dangerous places. We can choose to love rather than hate, to be generous rather than jealous, and to rejoice rather than complain.
In the Mind of God, there are no dark and dangerous places. All is Love.
As Jesus “did not want to walk in Judea,” we too can choose to not mentally walk through states of mortal mind that are not in our best interest to mingle with.
Choose to love and to live. It’s the more enjoyable path.