“Who among you will give ear to this? who will hearken and hear for the time to come?” Isaiah 42:23.
There are many who think that the only problem with the human mind is that it doesn’t have access to all the knowledge it needs. So education becomes the great instrument of redemption be it personal and social. If people just got more knowledge about God, they would not use their minds to invent elaborate scams, and sophisticated terrorist plots, and complex schemes for embezzling, fast-talking, mentally nimble rumour or radio rudeness. If people just got more education,.. right?
You and I know that the Bible has a far more profound analysis of the human mind than I would deliver now, so we must read the Word to know better. Note that in Ephesians 4:23 Paul uses a striking phrase to run parallel with Romans 12:2 in which he says, “Be renewed in the spirit of your minds.” Today, Let us consider “spirit of your mind” as most of us now knew what “be renewed” means, as elaborated in some of our last week devotions, yet as reference. At this junction, you must know that the human mind is not a sophisticated computer -managing data, which it then faithfully presents to the heart for appropriate emotional responses, meaning it is not that easy to change some mind, yet early orientation (programming) and continuous reorientation (upgrade) works.
This mind we are talking about has a “spirit.” In other words, our mind has what we call a “mindset.” It doesn’t just have a view, rather it has a viewpoint. It doesn’t just have the power to perceive and detect; it also has a posture, a demeanor, a bearing, an attitude, a bent. Uhmm, All pointing to the fact that, you and I have to “Be renewed in the spirit of our mind, and we must know, start living, as well as maintaining renewal process concurrently, knowing that (1) Christianity really features Salvation as patch for burning interest to know God better; (2) Full knowledge of Him makes the mind that studies to both gladens (rejoice) or trembles (fear) as appropriate.
So, this is not something to play in simulation as game, it deals greatly and positively with willing but serious minds always enjoying- refreshed beginning, renewed orientation, fresh achievements up till greater satisfaction is derived, both by God and you, better than ever, till eternal expectation is attained. I wish you heaven at Last in Jesus Name!