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Hebrews 4:12-13 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do.
Psalms 119:112-113 I have inclined mine heart to perform thy statutes alway, even unto the end. SAMECH. I hate vain thoughts: but thy law do I love.
"The soul is dyed the color of its thoughts. Think only on those things that are in line with your principles and can bear the light of day. The content of your character is your choice. Day by day, what you choose, what you think, and what you do, is who you become. Your integrity is your destiny...it is the light that guides your way."- Heraclitus (Greek philosopher)
Proverbs 12:5 The thoughts of the righteous are right: but the counsels of the wicked are deceit. Psalms 10:4-6 The wicked, through the pride of his countenance, will not seek after God: God is not in all his thoughts. His ways are always grievous; thy judgments are far above out of his sight: as for all his enemies, he puffeth at them. He hath said in his heart, I shall not be moved: for I shall never be in adversity.
"A man is what he thinks about all day long." ... "The ancestor of every action is a thought."... "Thought is the blossom; language the bud; action the fruit behind it" - Ralph Waldo Emerson quotes (American Poet, Lecturer and Essayist, 1803-1882)
Romans 2:13-16 (For not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified. For when the Gentiles, which have not the law, do by nature the things contained in the law, these, having not the law, are a law unto themselves: Which shew the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts the mean while accusing or else excusing one another;) In the day when God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ according to my gospel.
Matthew 15:18-20 But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man. For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies: These are the things which defile a man: but to eat with unwashen hands defileth not a man.
"Thought is the sculptor who can create the person you want to be." -Henry David Thoreau quotes (American Essayist, Poet and Philosopher, 1817-1862)
Psalms 139:23-24 Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting. Psalms 94:19 In the multitude of my thoughts within me thy comforts delight my soul.
"Change your thoughts, and you change your world"- Norman Vincent Peale quotes (American Protestant Clergyman and Writer, 1898-1993)
Proverbs 16:3 Commit thy works unto the LORD, and thy thoughts shall be established. Proverbs 15:26 The thoughts of the wicked are an abomination to the LORD: but the words of the pure are pleasant words.
"You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you." .... "A man is literally what he thinks" ... As the physically weak man can make himself strong by careful and patient training, so the man of weak thoughts can make them strong by exercising himself in right thinking. - James Allen quotes (New Zealander Statesman. Minister of defense (1912-20), 1855-1942)
Isaiah 55:6-9 Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near: Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon. For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.Matthew 9:4 And Jesus knowing their thoughts said, Wherefore think ye evil in your hearts?
"Such as are your habitual thoughts, such also will
be the character of your mind; for the soul is dyed by the thoughts" ....Your
mind will be like its habitual thoughts; for the soul becomes dyed with the
color of its thoughts. Soak it then in such trains of thoughts as, for example:
Where life is possible at all, a right life is possible.
Marcus Aurelius quotes (Roman emperor, best known for his Meditations on Stoic philosophy, AD 121-180)
Philippians 4:6-9 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you.