The Bible connects thoughts and actions. Consequences result from actions, but they germinate in our thoughts. Choices and actions don't just spring into the external world from a vacuum. They originate from ideas in the mind. Jesus said our evil deeds come from inside: "For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, slanders." Matthew 15:19.
Ideas bear observable consequences in the real world. Ideas shape history. Our idea of God has the greatest consequence in our life. Ideas of God range from an impersonal cosmic force to a cruel taskmaster or cosmic Santa Claus to a loving heavenly Father. Each of those theological ideas leads to a different way of life, affecting everything, including the thoughts e think, the choices we make, and the actions we take.
What we believe about the Bible affects daily life in a profound way. People who believe God wrote it order their lives by it. Those who consider it only a collection of nice but nonbinding moral suggestions, or regard it as nonsense, seek guidance elsewhere.
God's Word lists what we should think about and be influenced by: "whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things." Philippians 4:8. Those ideas will reap good consequences, just as bad ideas lead to bad consequences. But let us never say that ideas have no consequences. - Dr. Rick Cornish (edited by me)