And be renewed in the spirit of your mind. Ephesians 4:23
What a phrase—“the spirit of your mind.” We need the Truth to refresh our thoughts and give us a basis for sound thinking, mental health, and personal transformation. When we believe Truth, we’re grounded in a biblical worldview.
Jeremiah Johnston wrote, “Faith and the mind are not at odds; faith is not believing nonsense, faith is not embracing unreasonable, illogical things. In short, faith is not stupid. Some people seem to have faith in faith (as Dawkins and other atheists have in fact pointed out). Faith is intelligent; it is educated; it is learned; it is hungry for understanding. A healthy faith is a seeking faith. A healthy faith is not satisfied to be ignorant, to be naïve, to remain in the dark, or to pass on misinformation.”
God in His wonder and glory gave us the ability to think and reason. We’re to love Him with all our minds. Sadly, at times we use those gifts for misguided purposes. But if we stop and ponder our life in the light of our Creator, that’s a journey worth taking.
One of the most dangerous places to be is when we don’t seek the truth. The easiest way to eliminate confusion is to know the truth.
Jeremiah Johnston, Ph. D.