17 Bible Verses about Imagination, Inward Desires
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Guard your heart with all vigilance, for from it are the sources of life.
and every arrogant obstacle that is raised up against the knowledge of God, and we take every thought captive to make it obey Christ.
Yes, the wicked man boasts because he gets what he wants; the one who robs others curses and rejects the Lord.
Offspring of vipers! How are you able to say anything good, since you are evil? For the mouth speaks from what fills the heart. The good person brings good things out of his good treasury, and the evil person brings evil things out of his evil treasury.
The good person out of the good treasury of his heart produces good, and the evil person out of his evil treasury produces evil, for his mouth speaks from what fills his heart.
then listen from your heavenly dwelling place, forgive their sin, and act favorably toward each one based on your evaluation of his motives. (Indeed you are the only one who can correctly evaluate the motives of all people.)
"And you, Solomon my son, obey the God of your father and serve him with a submissive attitude and a willing spirit, for the Lord examines all minds and understands every motive of one's thoughts. If you seek him, he will let you find him, but if you abandon him, he will reject you permanently.
But the Lord said to Samuel, "Don't be impressed by his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. God does not view things the way men do. People look on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart."
May the evil deeds of the wicked come to an end! But make the innocent secure, O righteous God, you who examine inner thoughts and motives!
May my words and my thoughts be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my sheltering rock and my redeemer.
Examine me, O Lord, and test me! Evaluate my inner thoughts and motives!
O Lord, you understand my heart's desire; my groaning is not hidden from you.
would not God discover it, for he knows one's thoughts?
You know when I sit down and when I get up; even from far away you understand my motives.
The Lord abhors the plans of the wicked, but pleasant words are pure.
All of a person's ways seem right in his own opinion, but the Lord evaluates the motives.
So I said to the Lord, "O Lord who rules over all, you are a just judge! You examine people's hearts and minds. I want to see you pay them back for what they have done because I trust you to vindicate my cause."
- Inward (51 instances)