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Scripture: Testing Thoughts & Things

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Bible Quotations on Proving, Testing, & Verifying

“Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.” —I Thessalonians 5:21

Old Testament Scripture on Testing

“All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes; but the Lord weigheth the spirits.” —Proverbs 16:2

“Butter and honey shall he eat, that he may know to refuse the evil, and choose the good.” —Isaiah 7:15

New Testament Scripture on Testing

“Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?” —Matthew 7:16 

“Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.” —Matthew 7:20 

“But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.” —I Corinthians 2:14 

“To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues:” —I Corinthians 12:10 

“But all things that are reproved are made manifest by the light: for whatsoever doth make manifest is light.” —Ephesians 5:13 

“Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.” —I Thessalonians 5:21 

“For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” —Hebrews 4:12 

“But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.” —Hebrews 5:14 

“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.” —James 1:17 

“Remember them which have the rule over you, who have spoken unto you the word of God: whose faith follow, considering the end of their conversation.” —Hebrews 13:7 

“This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.” —I John 1:5 

“Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.” —I John 4:1

Fruits of Good Are Peace

“Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright: for the end of that man is peace.” —Psalms 37:37 

“And the work of righteousness shall be peace; and the effect of righteousness quietness and assurance for ever.” —Isaiah 32:17 

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,” —Galatians 5:22 

“And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace.” —James 3:18

Quotations from Various Sources

“Ask a question and you’re a fool for three minutes; do not ask a question and you’re a fool for the rest of your life.” —Chinese proverb 

“If I think I am good, then that is a wrong spirit as only God is good.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice 

“If I think I know, be, or do something, then that is a wrong spirit as I have no such abilities.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice 

“If I think I am the source of some good, then that is a wrong spirit as only God is the source for good.” —Kevin Everett FitzMaurice

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  4. Scripture by Topic: Judging