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Scriptures on the Mind

The Bible has long served as a guide through the complexities of life and the intricacies of the mind. These Scriptures on the mind explore the transformative power of biblical Scriptures, offering insights to enhance our mental and spiritual well-being. Through verses from the Old and New Testaments, we see how these texts shape our thoughts and guide us toward enlightenment. Join us as we delve into the heart of biblical teachings and their profound impact on our mental landscape.

The Mind and Wisdom

  • Proverbs 2:10 – “For wisdom will enter your heart, and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul.”
  • Proverbs 14:33 – “Wisdom reposes in the heart of the discerning and even among fools she lets herself be known.”
  • Ecclesiastes 2:26 – “To the person who pleases him, God gives wisdom, knowledge, and happiness, but to the sinner he gives the task of gathering and storing up wealth to hand it over to the one who pleases God.”
  • Proverbs 19:8 – “The one who gets wisdom loves life; the one who cherishes understanding will soon prosper.”
  • Colossians 1:9 – “For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you. We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives.”
  • Proverbs 13:10 – “Where there is strife, there is pride, but wisdom is found in those who take advice.”
  • James 3:17 – “But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere.”
  • Proverbs 4:7 – “The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom. Though it cost all you have, get understanding.”
  • Proverbs 24:14 – “Know also that wisdom is like honey for you: If you find it, there is a future hope for you, and your hope will not be cut off.”
  • Ecclesiastes 7:12 – “For wisdom is a defense as money is a defense, But the excellence of knowledge is that wisdom gives life to those who have it.”

Mind and Understanding

  • Proverbs 3:13 – “Blessed are those who find wisdom, those who gain understanding.”
  • Psalm 119:34 – “Give me understanding, so that I may keep your law and obey it with all my heart.”
  • Ephesians 1:18 – “I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people.”
  • Proverbs 3:5 – “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.”
  • Colossians 2:2 – “My goal is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ.”
  • Proverbs 17:27 – “The one who has knowledge uses words with restraint, and whoever has understanding is even-tempered.”
  • Proverbs 10:23 – “A fool finds pleasure in wicked schemes, but a person of understanding delights in wisdom.”
  • 1 Peter 5:8 – “Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.”
  • Psalm 49:3 – “My mouth will speak words of wisdom; the meditation of my heart will give you understanding.”
  • Daniel 2:21 – “He changes times and seasons; he deposes kings and raises up others. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning.”

Mind and Discernment

  • Hebrews 5:14 – “But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish good from evil.”
  • Philippians 1:9-10 – “And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ.”
  • 1 Kings 3:9 – “So give your servant a discerning heart to govern your people and to distinguish between right and wrong. For who is able to govern this great people of yours?”
  • Proverbs 18:15 – “The heart of the discerning acquires knowledge, for the ears of the wise seek it out.”
  • Acts 17:11 – “Now the Berean Jews were of more noble character than those in Thessalonica, for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if what Paul said was true.”
  • Proverbs 16:21 – “The wise in heart are called discerning, and gracious words promote instruction.”
  • 1 Corinthians 2:14 – “The person without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God but considers them foolishness, and cannot understand them because they are discerned only through the Spirit.”
  • Proverbs 28:7 – “A discerning son heeds instruction, but a companion of gluttons disgraces his father.”
  • Proverbs 17:24 – “A discerning person keeps wisdom in view, but a fool’s eyes wander to the ends of the earth.”
  • Proverbs 15:14 – “The discerning heart seeks knowledge, but the mouth of a fool feeds on folly.”

Mind and Peace

  • Philippians 4:7 – “And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
  • Isaiah 26:3 – “You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you.”
  • Romans 8:6 – “The mind governed by the flesh is death, but the mind governed by the Spirit is life and peace.”
  • John 14:27 – “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”
  • Colossians 3:15 – “Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.”
  • 2 Thessalonians 3:16 – “Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with all of you.”
  • Psalm 119:165 – “Great peace have those who love your law, and nothing can make them stumble.”
  • Romans 12:18 – “If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.”
  • Matthew 5:9 – “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.”
  • 1 Peter 3:11 – “They must turn from evil and do good; they must seek peace and pursue it.”

Mind and Renewal

  • Romans 12:2 – “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.”
  • Ephesians 4:23 – “To be made new in the attitude of your minds.”
  • Colossians 3:10 – “And have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator.”
  • 2 Corinthians 4:16 – “Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.”
  • Titus 3:5 – “He saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit.”
  • Psalm 51:10 – “Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.”
  • Isaiah 40:31 – “But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”
  • Lamentations 5:21 – “Restore us to yourself, Lord, that we may return; renew our days as of old.”
  • 2 Corinthians 5:17 – “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!”
  • Acts 3:19 – “Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord.”

Mind and Self-Control

  • 2 Timothy 1:7 – “For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.”
  • Galatians 5:22-23 – “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.”
  • Proverbs 25:28 – “Like a city whose walls are broken through is a person who lacks self-control.”
  • Titus 2:11-12 – “For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people. It teaches us to say ‘No’ to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age.”
  • 1 Peter 4:7 – “The end of all things is near. Therefore be alert and of sober mind so that you may pray.”
    Proverbs 16:32 – “Better a patient person than a warrior, one with self-control than one who takes a city.”
  • 1 Corinthians 9:25 – “Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last, but we do it to get a crown that will last forever.”
  • 1 Thessalonians 5:6 – “So then, let us not be like others, who are asleep, but let us be awake and sober.”
  • Proverbs 29:11 – “Fools give full vent to their rage, but the wise bring calm in the end.”
  • Proverbs 19:11 – “A person’s wisdom yields patience; it is to one’s glory to overlook an offense.”

Mind and Spirituality

  • 1 Corinthians 2:16 – “For who has known the mind of the Lord so as to instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.”
  • Romans 8:5 – “Those who live according to the flesh have their minds set on what the flesh desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires.”
  • Isaiah 26:9 – “My soul yearns for you in the night; in the morning my spirit longs for you. When your judgments come upon the earth, the people of the world learn righteousness.”
  • Galatians 5:25 – “Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit.”
  • Philippians 2:5 – “In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus.”
  • Romans 8:27 – “And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of God.”
  • Ephesians 6:18 – “And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.”
  • 2 Corinthians 3:18 – “And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.”
  • 1 Corinthians 14:15 – “So what shall I do? I will pray with my spirit, but I will also pray with my understanding; I will sing with my spirit, but I will also sing with my understanding.”
  • Romans 12:11 – “Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord.”

Mind and the Heart

  • Matthew 22:37 – “Jesus replied: ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.'”
  • Proverbs 4:23 – “Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.”
  • Luke 10:27 – “He answered, ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind; and, Love your neighbor as yourself.'”
  • Proverbs 23:19 – “Listen, my son, and be wise, and set your heart on the right path.”
  • Jeremiah 17:10 – “I the Lord search the heart and examine the mind, to reward each person according to their conduct, according to what their deeds deserve.”
  • Proverbs 3:1 – “My son, do not forget my teaching, but keep my commands in your heart.”
  • Ezekiel 36:26 – “I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.”
  • Matthew 15:19 – “For out of the heart come evil thoughts—murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false testimony, slander.”
  • Proverbs 27:19 – “As water reflects the face, so one’s life reflects the heart.”
  • Psalm 19:14 – “May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.”

Mind and Courage

  • Joshua 1:9 – “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”
  • Deuteronomy 31:6 – “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”
  • 1 Chronicles 28:20 – “David also said to Solomon his son, ‘Be strong and courageous, and do the work. Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord God, my God, is with you. He will not fail you or forsake you until all the work for the service of the temple of the Lord is finished.'”
  • Psalm 27:14 – “Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.”
  • 2 Timothy 1:7 – “For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.”
  • Acts 4:13 – “When they saw the courage of Peter and John and realized that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished and they took note that these men had been with Jesus.”
  • Ephesians 6:10 – “Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.”
  • 1 Corinthians 16:13 – “Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong.”
  • Philippians 4:13 – “I can do all this through him who gives me strength.”
  • 2 Chronicles 15:7 – “But as for you, be strong and do not give up, for your work will be rewarded.”

Mind and Healing

  • Psalm 147:3 – “He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.”
  • Isaiah 53:5 – “But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the peace that comes from God was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed.”
  • Jeremiah 17:14 – “Heal me, O Lord, and I will be healed; save me and I will be saved, for you are the one I praise.”
  • James 5:15 – “And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise them up. If they have sinned, they will be forgiven.”
  • 3 John 1:2 – “Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well.”
  • Matthew 9:35 – “Jesus went through all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom and healing every disease and sickness.”
  • Luke 9:11 – “But the crowds learned about it and followed him. He welcomed them and spoke to them about the kingdom of God, and healed those who needed healing.”
  • Isaiah 58:8 – “Then your light will break forth like the dawn, and your healing will quickly appear; then your righteousness will go before you, and the glory of the Lord will be your rear guard.”
  • Mark 5:34 – “He said to her, ‘Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace and be freed from your suffering.'”
  • Acts 10:38 – “how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and power, and how he went around doing good and healing all who were under the power of the devil, because God was with him.”

Mind and Salvation

  • Acts 16:31 – “They replied, ‘Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved—you and your household.'”
  • Romans 10:9 – “If you declare with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord,’ and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.”
  • Ephesians 2:8-9 – “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—not by works, so that no one can boast.”
  • Acts 4:12 – “Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.”
  • Titus 3:5 – “He saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit.”
  • John 3:16 – “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
  • 2 Timothy 1:9 – “He has saved us and called us to a holy life—not because of anything we have done but because of his own purpose and grace. This grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time.”
  • Romans 1:16 – “For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile.”
  • Hebrews 2:3 – “How shall we escape if we ignore so great a salvation? This salvation, which was first announced by the Lord, was confirmed to us by those who heard him.”
  • 1 Peter 1:9 – “for you are receiving the end result of your faith, the salvation of your souls.”

Mind and Faith

  • Hebrews 11:1 – “Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.”
  • Matthew 21:22 – “If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.”
  • Romans 10:17 – “Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word about Christ.”
  • Mark 11:22-24 – “Have faith in God,” Jesus answered. “Truly I tell you, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in their heart but believes that what they say will happen, it will be done for them. Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.”
  • James 1:6 – “But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.”
  • Hebrews 11:6 – “And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.”
  • Galatians 3:26 – “So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith.”
  • Ephesians 3:17 – “So that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love,”
  • 2 Corinthians 5:7 – “For we live by faith, not by sight.”
  • 1 John 5:4 – “for everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith.”

Mind and Hope

  • Romans 15:13 – “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”
  • Hebrews 6:19 – “We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain,”
  • 1 Peter 1:3 – “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,”
  • Romans 12:12 – “Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.”
  • Colossians 1:27 – “To them God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.”
  • Titus 2:13 – “while we wait for the blessed hope—the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ,”
  • 1 Thessalonians 1:3 – “We remember before our God and Father your work produced by faith, your labor prompted by love, and your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.”
  • Psalm 71:5 – “For you have been my hope, Sovereign Lord, my confidence since my youth.”
  • Romans 5:5 – “And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.”
  • 1 Timothy 1:1 – “Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the command of God our Savior and of Christ Jesus our hope,”

Mind and Love

  • 1 Corinthians 13:1-3 – “If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.”
  • Romans 13:10 – “Love does no harm to a neighbor. Therefore love is the fulfillment of the law.”
  • 1 John 4:7-8 – “Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.”
  • Ephesians 4:2 – “Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.”
  • 1 Peter 4:8 – “Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.”
  • 1 Corinthians 16:14 – “Let all that you do be done in love.”
  • Colossians 3:14 – “And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.”
  • John 13:34-35 – “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”
  • Romans 12:9 – “Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good.”
  • 1 John 3:18 – “Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.”

Mind and Purity

  • Matthew 5:8 – “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.”
  • 1 Timothy 5:22 – “Do not be hasty in the laying on of hands, and do not share in the sins of others. Keep yourself pure.”
  • James 4:8 – “Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.”
  • 1 John 3:3 – “All who have this hope in him purify themselves, just as he is pure.”
  • Psalm 24:3-4 – “Who may ascend the mountain of the Lord? Who may stand in his holy place? The one who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not trust in an idol or swear by a false god.”
  • 2 Corinthians 7:1 – “Therefore, since we have these promises, dear friends, let us purify ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit, perfecting holiness out of reverence for God.”
  • Titus 2:14 – “who gave himself for us to redeem us from all wickedness and to purify for himself a people that are his very own, eager to do what is good.”
  • 1 Peter 1:22 – “Now that you have purified yourselves by obeying the truth so that you have sincere love for each other, love one another deeply, from the heart.”
  • 2 Timothy 2:22 – “Flee the evil desires of youth and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, along with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart.”
  • 1 John 1:9 – “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.”

Mind and Truth

  • John 8:32 – “Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”
  • Ephesians 4:25 – “Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to your neighbor, for we are all members of one body.”
  • 2 Timothy 2:15 – “Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.”
  • John 16:13 – “But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come.”
  • Psalm 25:5 – “Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long.”
  • 1 John 2:21 – “I do not write to you because you do not know the truth, but because you do know it and because no lie comes from the truth.”
  • 3 John 1:4 – “I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.”
  • Psalm 51:6 – “Yet you desired faithfulness even in the womb; you taught me wisdom in that secret place.”
  • James 1:18 – “He chose to give us birth through the word of truth, that we might be a kind of firstfruits of all he created.”
  • 2 Corinthians 13:8 – “For we cannot do anything against the truth, but only for the truth.”

Conclusion

As we delve into these Scriptures on the mind, we uncover the enduring wisdom that connects our thoughts and faith. The Bible offers guidance for our mental and spiritual growth, showing that ancient words still resonate deeply today. Let’s embrace this divine wisdom, letting it light our way and enrich our daily lives!

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