5191 thought

5191 thought

The human ability to reason and reflect. Believers are called to reflect upon the words and works of God as they are made known through Scripture and to avoid speculation based purely upon human reason.

Human thought and God

God’s thoughts are infinitely higher than human thoughts Isa 55:8-9 See also Ps 92:5; Ps 139:17-18; 1Co 2:10-11

God knows all human thoughts 1Ch 28:9 See also Ge 6:5; Ps 94:11; Ps 139:1-4; Mt 9:4; Mt 12:25 pp Lk 11:17; Lk 9:47; Heb 4:12

Meditating on God’s words Ps 1:1-2 See also Dt 6:6-7; Dt 11:18; Jos 1:8; Ps 119:15,23,78,97

Meditating on God’s works Ps 77:12 See also 1Sa 12:24; Ps 106:7; Ps 107:43; Ps 119:27; Ps 143:5; Ps 145:4-5; Isa 1:18

Warnings against founding faith on speculative thought or human wisdom

Col 2:8 See also Isa 29:14; 1Co 1:20; 1Co 2:6; 1Co 3:19-20; 2Co 10:5; Jas 3:13-15

Believers are to give thought to others

To think about their needs Php 2:4 See also Zec 7:10; Lk 10:36-37; Ro 12:13; 1Co 12:26; 1Co 14:11-12; 1Ti 5:3; 1Jn 3:17

To think about their abilities Php 2:3 See also 1Co 12:24-25; 1Co 14:26-33; Heb 10:24

To think about, and learn from, their shortcomings Gal 6:1 See also Ac 8:20-21; Ro 1:21; Eph 4:17-19

Believers are to give thought to themselves

To think accurately about themselves and their God-given abilities Ro 12:3 See also 1Co 1:26; 1Co 3:18; 1Co 10:12; 1Co 14:20,37; 2Co 11:5-6; Gal 6:3; Php 2:3; 1Ti 4:4

To think about their shortcomings and temptations 2Co 10:12 See also Pr 6:6; Mt 15:19; Ro 2:15; 1Co 13:11; 2Co 10:7; Eph 2:3; Php 3:13; Col 1:21

To think about their needs Php 3:7-9 See also Mt 6:31-34; Php 2:4

To think rightly about their plans and ambitions 1Pe 1:13-14 See also Dt 15:9; Pr 5:6; Pr 14:8,15; Isa 55:7; Hag 1:5; Lk 14:31 Jesus Christ wanted his followers to consider carefully the cost of being a disciple; Ac 5:35; Ro 13:14; Php 4:8; Col 3:1-2; Heb 3:1; Heb 11:15; Jas 1:2; 1Pe 4:1; 2Pe 3:1-2

See also

1020God, all-knowing
5012heart
5035mind
5050reason
5063spirit, nature of
5441philosophy
5761attitudes
5864futility
6185imagination, desires
8361wisdom
8477self-examination
8662meditation

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