What are “First Thoughts”?

First Thoughts appeal to our intuitive conscience and have the aire of genuine authority.  First Thoughts reveal Christ, have a sense of permanence, dispel and diminish our sense of unbelief, and sit well in and satisfy our conscience.  First Thoughts, as opposed to Afterthoughts, are relatively few in number and invariably address life and conduct from the standpoint of godliness.  First Thoughts do not address subjects which the human mind can figure out for itself.  First Thoughts break into our consciousness to teach us universal and timeless divine knowledge.  For example, this quote from Job 28 contains First Thoughts; “And he said to man, ‘Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom, and to turn away from evil is understanding”.  First Thoughts are best when there is one step between premise and conclusion.  First Thoughts reflect the profound yet simple nature of Jesus and His teaching. If a thought conforms to our intuitive sense that “God is love” and “God is good and doeth good”, it is likely a First Thought.

Excerpts from the book “First Thoughts

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