The Bible on Thinking

Here are some verses on thinking from the Bible.  First of all let’s start with the verse which is the basis for this website.

Acts 17:11 (ESV) Now these Jews {Bereans} were more noble than those in Thessalonica; they received the word with all eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see if these things were so.

The basis for thinking and discernment can be found here.  Take everything and compare it to Scripture.

Proverbs 14:15 (ESV) The simple believes everything, but the prudent gives thought to his steps.

Don’t fall for every new fad that comes along.  Give careful consideration to what you believe and what you do.

Proverbs 19:2 (ESV) Desire without knowledge is not good, and whoever makes haste with his feet misses his way.

Enthusiasm is great but only when knowledge and careful consideration is given.  Running around half-cocked without careful consideration is dangerous.

2 Corinthians 10:5 (ESV) We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ,

While thinking is important what you think and how you think are also just as important.  We should corral our thoughts and keep them in obedience to Christ.  We are even told what to think upon.

Not upon earthly things:

Philippians 3:19 (ESV) Their end is destruction, their god is their belly, and they glory in their shame, with minds set on earthly things.

But upon the good and excellent things:

Philippians 4:8 (ESV) Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.


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