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Theasaurus: Reasoning

8 Bible Verses about Reasoning

Most Relevant Verses

Isaiah 43:26

Take Me to court; let us argue our case together.
State your case, so that you may be vindicated.

Acts 17:1-3

Then they traveled through Amphipolis and Apollonia and came to Thessalonica, where there was a Jewish synagogue. As usual, Paul went to the synagogue, and on three Sabbath days reasoned with them from the Scriptures, explaining and showing that the Messiah had to suffer and rise from the dead: “This Jesus I am proclaiming to you is the Messiah.”

Isaiah 55:8-9

“For My thoughts are not your thoughts,
and your ways are not My ways.”
This is the Lord’s declaration. “For as heaven is higher than earth,
so My ways are higher than your ways,
and My thoughts than your thoughts.

Romans 2:14-15

So, when Gentiles, who do not have the law, instinctively do what the law demands, they are a law to themselves even though they do not have the law. They show that the work of the law is written on their hearts. Their consciences confirm this. Their competing thoughts will either accuse or excuse them

Isaiah 1:18-19

“Come, let us discuss this,”
says the Lord.
“Though your sins are like scarlet,
they will be as white as snow;
though they are as red as crimson,
they will be like wool. If you are willing and obedient,
you will eat the good things of the land.

From Thematic Bible


Reasoning » God reasons with men

Isaiah 43:26

Take Me to court; let us argue our case together.
State your case, so that you may be vindicated.

Hosea 4:1

Hear the word of the Lord, people of Israel,
for the Lord has a case
against the inhabitants of the land:
There is no truth, no faithful love,
and no knowledge of God in the land!

Exodus 20:5

5 You must not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the fathers’ sin, to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me,

Reasoning » Of paul from the scriptures

Acts 17:2

As usual, Paul went to the synagogue, and on three Sabbath days reasoned with them from the Scriptures,

Acts 18:19

When they reached Ephesus he left them there, but he himself entered the synagogue and engaged in discussion with the Jews.

Reasoning » Not a sufficient guide in human affairs

Deuteronomy 12:8

“You are not to do as we are doing here today; everyone is doing whatever seems right in his own eyes.

Reasoning » The gospel cannot be explained by

1 Corinthians 1:18-28

For to those who are perishing the message of the cross is foolishness, but to us who are being saved it is God's power. For it is written: I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and I will set aside the understanding of the experts. Where is the philosopher? Where is the scholar? Where is the debater of this age? Hasn't God made the world's wisdom foolish? read more.
For since, in God's wisdom, the world did not know God through wisdom, God was pleased to save those who believe through the foolishness of the message preached. For the Jews ask for signs and the Greeks seek wisdom, but we preach Christ crucified, a stumbling block to the Jews and foolishness to the Gentiles. Yet to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ is God's power and God's wisdom, because God's foolishness is wiser than human wisdom, and God's weakness is stronger than human strength. Brothers, consider your calling: not many are wise from a human perspective, not many powerful, not many of noble birth. Instead, God has chosen the world's foolish things to shame the wise, and God has chosen the world's weak things to shame the strong. God has chosen the world's insignificant and despised things-the things viewed as nothing-so He might bring to nothing the things that are viewed as something,

1 Corinthians 2:1-14

When I came to you, brothers, announcing the testimony of God to you, I did not come with brilliance of speech or wisdom. For I determined to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified. And I was with you in weakness, in fear, and in much trembling. read more.
My speech and my proclamation were not with persuasive words of wisdom, but with a demonstration of the Spirit and power, so that your faith might not be based on men's wisdom but on God's power. However, among the mature we do speak a wisdom, but not a wisdom of this age, or of the rulers of this age, who are coming to nothing. On the contrary, we speak God's hidden wisdom in a mystery, which God predestined before the ages for our glory. None of the rulers of this age knew it, for if they had known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. But as it is written: What no eye has seen and no ear has heard, and what has never come into a man's heart, is what God has prepared for those who love Him. Now God has revealed them to us by the Spirit, for the Spirit searches everything, even the deep things of God. For who among men knows the concerns of a man except the spirit of the man that is in him? In the same way, no one knows the concerns of God except the Spirit of God. Now we have not received the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, in order to know what has been freely given to us by God. We also speak these things, not in words taught by human wisdom, but in those taught by the Spirit, explaining spiritual things to spiritual people. But the natural man does not welcome what comes from God's Spirit, because it is foolishness to him; he is not able to know it since it is evaluated spiritually.

Reasoning » To be applied to Godly living

1 Corinthians 10:15

I am speaking as to wise people. Judge for yourselves what I say.

Reasoning » Of the pharisees

Luke 5:21-22

Then the scribes and the Pharisees began to reason: "Who is this man who speaks blasphemies? Who can forgive sins but God alone?" But perceiving their thoughts, Jesus replied to them, "Why are you reasoning this in your hearts?

Luke 20:5

They discussed it among themselves: “If we say, ‘From heaven,’ He will say, ‘Why didn’t you believe him?’

Reasoning » With God

Job 13:3

Yet I prefer to speak to the Almighty
and argue my case before God.

Job 13:17-28

Pay close attention to my words; let my declaration [ring] in your ears. Now then, I have prepared [my] case; I know that I am right. Can anyone indict me? If so, I will be silent and die. read more.
Only grant [these] two things to me, [God], so that I will not have to hide from Your presence: remove Your hand from me, and do not let Your terror frighten me. Then call, and I will answer, or I will speak, and You can respond to me. How many iniquities and sins have I committed? Reveal to me my transgression and sin. Why do You hide Your face and consider me Your enemy? Will You frighten a wind-driven leaf? Will You chase after dry straw? For You record bitter accusations against me and make me inherit the iniquities of my youth. You put my feet in the stocks and stand watch over all my paths, setting a limit for the soles of my feet. Man wears out like something rotten, like a moth-eaten garment.

Reasoning » Natural understanding

Daniel 4:36

At that time my sanity returned to me, and my majesty and splendor returned to me for the glory of my kingdom. My advisers and my nobles sought me out, I was reestablished over my kingdom, and even more greatness came to me.

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