THOUGHTS

Key Verse

  • We are destroying arguments and all arrogance raised against the knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ 2 Corinthians 10:5 NASB

Power of Word of GOD

  • For the word of God is living and active and full of power [making it operative, energizing, and effective]. It is sharper than any two-edged sword, penetrating as far as the division of the soul and spirit [the completeness of a person], and of both joints and marrow [the deepest parts of our nature], exposing and judging the very thoughts and intentions of the heartHebrews 4:12 AMP

Intentions considered equivalent to Actions

1. Good

  • Zacchaeus stood up and said to the Lord, “Look, Lord! Here and now I give half of my possessions to the poor, and if I have cheated anybody out of anything, I will pay back four times the amount.” Jesus said to him, “Today salvation has come to this house, because this man, too, is a son of Abraham. Luke 19:8-9 NIV

2. Bad

  • You have heard that it was said to the ancients, ‘Do not murder’c and ‘Anyone who murders will be subject to judgment.’ But I tell you that anyone who is angry with his brother will be subject to judgmentMatthew 5:21-22 BSB