Thinking for the Christian is not an option it is a command. I find this a very interesting command and one many would believe they would not find as a command in the Bible. We know we need to think and we see people thinking in the Bible, but an actual command from God to do so…yes and there is a reason.
- Phillipians4.8 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.
When we follow this command and think about the righteousness of God, we turn to him.
- Psalm119.59 When I think on my ways, I turn my feet to your testimonies…
When we turn to God, we find comfort.
Psalm119.52 When I think of your rules from of old, I take comfort, O Lord.
God knows the thoughts of our mind.
Ezek11.5 And the Spirit of the Lord fell upon me, and he said to me, “Say, Thus says the Lord: So you think, O house of Israel. For I know the things that come into your mind.
God also states that evil is not thought of in the mind it is in the heart.
Matt9.4 But Jesus, knowing their thoughts, said, “Why do you think evil in your hearts?
The last book that the Apostle Paul wrote was 2Timothy; therefore one of the last things that he told us was that if we follow God’s command to think, the Lord would give us understanding in everything.
2Tim2.7 Think over what I say, for the Lord will give you understanding in everything.
I will close with a great quote from Norman Geisler; “The next best thing besides godliness for a Christian is thinking. Clean living and correct thinking make a potent combination. In short, we should get our life cleaned up on the outside and our thinking cleared up on the inside.”[i]
When we reason (think) together correctly our sins become white as snow.
Isa1.18 “Come now, let us reason together, says the Lord: though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow…
[i] Geisler, N. L., & Brooks, R. M. (1990). Come, let us reason : An introduction to logical thinking (6–7). Grand Rapids, Mich.: Baker Book House.
Published on Monday, December 29, 2014 @ 4:26 AM CDT