What we think in our mind is what we are prone to do.
Proverbs 23:7 For as a man thinketh in his heart so is he.
Our thoughts are the words of our conscience. So, what have we allowed in our conscience? I can’t begin to tell you how many times I’ve been accused of having a guilty conscience. Evidently my words and face betrayed me and I got caught in a lie.
Acts 24:16 This is how I choose to behave, to always have a conscience void of offense toward God and toward man.
How does one have an offense toward God? He does not believe what God has said to him. Some men struggle to believe what God has said to him. Some men struggle to believe God is as good as He claims to be. The Jews were always taking offense at what Jesus said. It made no difference that Jesus was speaking the words of the Father.
If you have a guilty conscience, if you don’t believe God has forgiven you, you want to be able to believe He can perform His will in your life. I prefer to let God tell me what I should think because He is never wrong. I do not want my thoughts to disqualify me from His blessings. What am I thinking? I am thinking God’s Word is true and now His thoughts are my thoughts.