If you search for the word “thoughts” in the KJV you will find 57 occurrences of the word and how dangerous our “thoughts” can be.
I have spread out my hands all the day unto a rebellious people, which walketh in a way that was not good, after their own thoughts. Isaiah 65:2
This verse in Isaiah is what we are all guilty of some time or another but many church goers seem to live by it- walking after their own thoughts. Listening to gossip, believing lies and peoples minds create and imagine all sorts of filth. Or following their own lusts for money, fame and fortune. None of these things are holy or Christlike. We have to be willing to submit to Jesus to help us overcome unholy thoughts. -Admin-
The weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds. 2 Corinthians 10:4 (NKJV)
The power of the imagination—it has created the greatest inventions of all time, the most heartwarming stories, and the solutions to countless everyday problems. The imagination can also be a source of trouble, even as every aspect of your life is touched by the urge to give in to sin. Have you ever found yourself contemplating ideas you knew were not pleasing to the Lord? What was your response?
The Lord knows all too well how your thought life can lead you astray of His purposes and desires. That is why the Bible has so much to say about where you allow your mind to be and the concepts with which you fill it. If you struggle in this area—and we all do—write down the following verses and commit them to memory: 1 Peter 1:13 and Philippians 4:8. Then when certain alluring notions threaten to overcome your thoughts, you will have God’s truth to conquer them.