Luke 5: 21
And the scribes and Pharisees began to reason, saying, Who is this which speaketh blasphemies? Who can forgive sins but God alone.
Scribe – professional writer, secretary, town clerk
Pharisee – a separatist that is exclusively religious
reason (dialogizomai – pronounced dee-al-og-id-zom-ahee)to reckon thoroughly, to deliberate (by reflection or discussion); cast in mind, consider, dispute, muse, think
Present Infinitive Middle – This is a verbal noun that usually has “to” in front of it in English form, but it has many more uses in Greek than English. The middle voice means that the subject (scribes and Pharisees) acts in some way upon itself or concerning itself. English has no middle voice. The present tense is indicative mood that represents contemporaneous (living or occurring at the same time) action as opposed to action in the past or future.
When the scribes and Pharisees began to deliberately discuss why it could be that Jesus could forgive sins, it was the very start of what led to His eventual crucifixion. They knew that a Messiah was prophesied to come, so they should have started to pray and ask God if Jesus was the Messiah they had been waiting for. Instead, they made an assumption based on their own error in belief.
There is always a particular instance when thoughts begin to take a downward spiral. At that moment, you will always have a choice as to what you will do with the wrong thought. You can start to dwell on it, or you can pray and ask God to show you the truth in the matter.
Find out the truth and act on that instead of contemplating any other type of action that might be in the flesh.