The Value of Thought

Posted on January 22, 2013 by


The Bible places supreme value in the thought life. As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he,”  Solomon wrote.

Thought Bubble

Jesus asserted that sin’s gravity lay in the idea itself, not just the act. Paul admonished the church at Philippi to have the mind of Christ, and to the same people he wrote, “Whatever is true … pure … if there be any virtue … think on these things.”

Thus, the follower of Christ must demonstrate to the world what it is not just to think, but to think justly.

[But the world & its increasingly “tolerant” culture continues to seek wrong thinking while labeling that brand of thinking intellectually “progressive”.]  These days its not just that the line between right and wrong has been made unclear, today Christians are being asked by our culture today to erase the lines and move the fences, and if that were not bad enough…

…we are being asked to join in the celebration cry by those who have thrown off the restraints religion had imposed upon them. It is not just that they ask we accept, but they now demand of us to celebrate* it too.

*[Perish that thought.]

Ravi Zacharias

[bracketed inclusions, mine]

Scripture references

1. Proverbs 23:7
2. Philippians 4:8