When we consider Proverbs 23:7, we need to remember that our thoughts control who we become. It says, “For as he thinks in his heart, so is he…” Colossians 3:2 is our mandate for prioritizing. It says, “Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth.”
Matthew 6:33 is another mandate. It says, “But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness…” Righteous thoughts conform us to God’s will and ways. Mandate means an official order or commission to do something.
2 Timothy 1:9 says, “Who has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace which was given to us in Christ Jesus before time began.”
Ephesians 1:4 says, ‘Just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love.”