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See also Agency; Ponder
Ideas, concepts, and images in a person’s mind. The power to think is a gift from God, and we are free to choose how we use our power to think. The way we think greatly affects attitudes and behavior, as well as our standing after this life. Righteous thoughts lead to salvation; wicked thoughts lead to damnation.
The Lord understands all the imaginations of the thoughts,
1 Chr. 28:9.
As he thinketh in his heart, so is he,
My thoughts are not your thoughts,
Jesus knew their thoughts,
Matt. 12:25 ( Luke 5:22; 6:8).
From within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts,
Bring into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ,
2 Cor. 10:5.
Whatsoever things are true, honest, pure, or lovely, think on these things,
Remember, to be carnally-minded is death, and to be spiritually-minded is life eternal,
2 Ne. 9:39.
If ye do not watch yourselves, and your thoughts, ye must perish,
Our thoughts will condemn us,
Only God knows the thoughts and intents of thy heart,
D&C 6:16 ( D&C 33:1).
Look unto me in every thought,
Treasure up in your minds the words of life,
Cast away your idle thoughts,
The thoughts of men’s hearts will be revealed,
Let virtue garnish thy thoughts unceasingly,