2 Timothy 1:7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
In my last post I shared my experience of looking up the encouraging cross references to 2 Timothy 1:7. Just in case those references do not display on your device, I am providing the verses in full below:
a sound mind
Psalm 119:180 Let my heart be sound in thy statutes; that I be not ashamed.
Proverbs 2:7 He layeth up sound wisdom for the righteous: he is a buckler to them that walk uprightly.
Proverbs 8:14 Counsel is mine, and sound wisdom: I am understanding; I have strength.
Luke 8:35 Then they went out to see what was done; and came to Jesus, and found the man, out of whom the devils were departed, sitting at the feet of Jesus, clothed, and in his right mind: and they were afraid.
Luke 15:17 And when he came to himself, he said, How many hired servants of my father’s have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger!
Acts 26:11 And I punished them oft in every synagogue, and compelled them to blaspheme; and being exceedingly mad against them, I persecuted them even unto strange cities.
Acts 26:25 But he said, I am not mad, most noble Festus; but speak forth the words of truth and soberness.
2 Corinthians 5:13 For whether we be beside ourselves, it is to God: or whether we be sober, it is for your cause.
2 Corinthians 5:14 For the love of Christ constraineth us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead:
2 Corinthians 5:15 And that he died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again.
Read the verses above carefully and you will see a common theme that ties them all together: following God fully results in you having a sound mind.