Tuesday, February 14, 2012

What does the Bible say about your thinking as a believer?

Proverbs 14:15 (NIV) A simple man believes anything but a prudent man gives thought to his steps

Acts 17:11 (NLT) And the people of Berea were more open-minded than those in Thessalonia, and they listened eagerly to Paul's message. They searched the Scriptures day after day to check up on Paul and Silas, to see if they were really teaching the truth.

Colossians 2:8 (NET) Be careful not to allow anyone to captivate you through an empty, deceitful philosophy that is according to human traditions and the elemental spirits of the world, and not according to Christ.

Ephesians 4:17-19 (NIV) So I tell you this, and insist on it in the Lord, that you must no longer live as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their thinking. They are darkened in their understanding and separated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them due to the hardening of their hearts. Having lost all sensitivity, they have given themselves over to sensuality so as to indulge in every kind of impurity, with a continual lust for more.

2 Corinthians 10:4-5 (ESV) For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds. We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ.

Romans 12:2 (NLT) Don't copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new perosn by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God's will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.

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.

1 Peter 3:15 (NIV) But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope you have. But do this with gentleness and respect




Reference

Putney, S. (2009). Contemporary Issues 1: Affirming A Biblical Worldview. Virginia Beach: Academx Publishing Services, Inc.