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					These statements let us
 know that thinking is

important in our lives.

We are taught to
 28 Now when He camethink? A man
 23 "But what do you into the temple,
hadchief sons, and he came toof the
the two priests and the elders the first
people confronted work He was
and said, 'Son, go, Him astoday in my
teaching, and said, "By what authority
 29 You answered and said, 'I will not,'
are "He doing these things? And who
but afterward he regretted it and
gave You this authority?"
 24 But
went. Jesus answered and said to
them, "I also will ask you one thing,
 30 "Then he came to the second and
which if you tell Me, I likewise will tell
said likewise. And he answered and
you by what authority I do not go.
said, 'I go, sir,' but he did these things:
 25 "Which of the two did the will ofit
 31 "The baptism of John--where was
from? From heaven or from men?" And
his father?" They said to Him, "The
they reasoned among themselves,
first." Jesus said to them, "Assuredly, I
saying, "If we say, 'From heaven,' He will
say to you that tax collectors and
say to us, 'Why then did you not believe
harlots enter the kingdom of God
before you. say, 'From men,' we fear
 26 "But if we
 32 multitude, for all count in the way
the "For John came to you John as a
of righteousness, and you did not
 27 So they answered Jesus and and
believe him; but tax collectorssaid,
"We do believed him; and said to them,
harlots not know." And He when you
saw it, you did not afterward authority
"Neither will I tell you by what relent
and believe him.
I do these things.
We are taught to
We are taught to
8 Finally, brethren,
whatever things are
true, whatever things
are noble, whatever
things are just, whatever
things are pure,
whatever things are
lovely, whatever things
are of good report, if
there is any virtue and if
there is anything
on these things.
We are taught to
   Let this mind be in any
15Therefore if there isyou which
was also in in Christ, if
consolationChrist Jesus,any
 6 who, being in if any
comfort of love, the form of
fellowship ofconsider it robbery
God, did not the Spirit, if any
to be equal with God,
affection and mercy,
 7 fulfill my Himself of no
 2 but madejoy by being like-
reputation, taking the form of
minded, having the same love, a
being of one accord, of one the
bondservant, and coming in
mind. of men.
 8 And being found in
 3 Let nothing be done through
appearance as a man, He
selfish ambition or conceit, but
in lowliness of mind let each
humbled Himself and became
obedient to the point of death,
esteem others better than
even the
himself. death of the cross.
 4 Let each of you look out not
only for his own interests, but
also for the interests of others.
We are warned
 about wrong
 1 Then the scribes and
 4 "For God commanded,
 Pharisees who were from
saying, 'Honor your father
 Jerusalem came to Jesus,
and your mother'; and, 'He
who curses father or mother,
  2 him be put to disciples
let "Why do Your death.'
 transgress say, 'Whoever
 5 "But you the tradition of
 the to his father or do not
says elders? For theymother,
 wash their hands when
"Whatever profit you might
 they eat bread."
have received from me is a
  3 to God" --
giftHe answered and said to
 them, he need not also
 6 'then"Why do you honor
 transgress the
his father or mother.' Thus
 commandment of
you have made theGod
 because of your tradition?
commandment of God of no
effect by your tradition.
We are warned
 about wrong
7 "Hypocrites! Well didcame
12 Then His disciples Isaiah
prophesy to Him, "Do You
and said about you, saying:
 8 'These people draw near
know that the Pharisees to
Me with their mouth, And
were offended when they
honor Me with their lips, But
heard this saying?"
their heart is far from Me.
 13 But He answered and
 9 And in vain they worship
said, "Every plant which the
Me, Teaching as doctrines My
heavenly Father has not
commandments of men.'"
 10 When He be called the
planted will haduprooted.
 14 "Let them alone. They
multitude to Himself, He said
are blind leaders of
to them, "Hear and the
understand:if the blind leads
blind. And
 11 blind, both will fall into
the"Not what goes into the
mouth defiles a man; but
a ditch."
what comes out of the mouth,
this defiles a man."
We are warned
 about wrong
16 So Jesus said, "Are you also
still without understanding?
 17 "Do you not yet understand
that whatever enters the mouth
goes into the stomach and is
 18 "But those things which
proceed out of the mouth come
from the heart, and they defile a
 19 "For out of the heart proceed
evil thoughts, murders,
adulteries, fornications, thefts,
false witness, blasphemies.
 20 "These are the things which
defile a man, but to eat with
unwashed hands does not defile
a man."
We are warned
 about wrong
  1 My brethren, do not hold the
 5 Listen, my beloved brethren:
 faith of not chosen the poor the
Has God our Lord Jesus Christ,of
 Lord of glory, with partiality.
this world to be rich in faith and
  2 For if there should come into
heirs of the kingdom which He
 your assembly a man with gold
promised to those who love Him?
 rings, in fine apparel, and there
 6 But you have dishonored the
 should also come in a poor man
poor man. Do not the rich oppress
 in filthy clothes,
you and drag you into the courts?
  3 and you pay attention that
 7 Do they not blasphemeto the
 one wearing the fine clothes
noble name by which you are and
 say to
called?him, "You sit here in a
 good place," fulfill the the poor
 8 If you reallyand say to royal law
 man, "You stand there," or, "Sit
according to the Scripture, "You
 here at my footstool,"
shall love your neighbor as
  4 have you not shown
yourself," you do well; partiality
 among you show partiality, you
 9 but if yourselves, and become
 judges sin, evil thoughts?
commitwithand are convicted by
the law as transgressors.
The way we think
 will determine
  what we do.
19 "Do not lay up for
yourselves treasures
on earth, where
moth and rust
destroy and where
thieves break in and
The way we think
 will determine
  what we do.
 24 By faith Moses, when
he became of age, refused
to be called the son of
Pharaoh's daughter,
 25 choosing rather to
suffer affliction with the
people of God than to
enjoy the passing
pleasures of sin,
 26 esteeming the
reproach of Christ greater
riches than the treasures
in Egypt; for he looked to
the reward.
The way we think
 will determine
  what we do.
 20 For our citizenship is
in heaven, from which
we also eagerly wait for
the Savior, the Lord
Jesus Christ,
 21 who will transform
our lowly body that it
may be conformed to
His glorious body,
according to the
working by which He is
able even to subdue all
things to Himself.
Our thinking
whether we…
  9 And let us not grow
weary while doing
good, for in due
season we shall reap
if we do not lose
 10 Therefore, as we
have opportunity, let
us do good to all,
especially to those
who are of the
household of faith.
 22 But the fruit of
the Spirit is love, joy,
peace, longsuffering,
kindness, goodness,
 23 gentleness, self-
control. Against such
there is no law.
 What are you
Will you think
thinking about?
about your life
 and eternity?

Will you think
about making
your life right
 with God?