The human mind is beyond our human mind’s ability to fathom. Science has done remarkable work in understanding how the human mind functions in terms of its chemistry, neurology, physiology, and so on. But in God’s creation, He alone is the only one who can fathom the entirety of the mind he placed within each of us.
Many theologians, scholars, and leaders have made profound statements about the mind:
- “Until as a Christian, you use God’s Word to change your mind, nothing is going to work for you” – Justice Kojo Bentil
- “What God can do for you, is beyond what any human mind can comprehend” -Gugu Mona
- “Ignorance is hardly unusual. The longer I live, the more I come to realize that it is the natural state of the human mind. There are many who will strive to defend its sanctity and then expect you to be impressed with their efforts” – Brandon Sanderson, The Way of Kings
- “The greatest revolution of our generation is the discovery that human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives” – William James
- “There are no constraints on the human mind, no walls around the human spirit, no barriers to our progress except those we ourselves erect” – Ronald Reagan
God Created The Mind
Each of these quotes are intriguing, even thought provoking. Nonetheless, no human wisdom is worthy of building your life and hope upon. Only the word of God provides that stable foundation.
- “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect” – Romans 12:2
- Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things” – Philippians 4:8
- “We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ” – 2 Corinthians 10:5
- “Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth” – Colossians 3:2
Love God With All Your Mind
In previous writings, I’ve delved into what it means to “love” God. We know it is far from what we as human beings have come to understand love. I believe that before mankind’s fall in the garden, we were created to be filled with God’s love by allowing it to come from us, not toward us. It wasn’t until a bent toward sin and self were introduced that we came up with the idea that love was something we needed, deserved, or had to earn.
As we choose to live our lives by God’s two greatest commandments, we must return to the reality that the love we long for is only experienced when we intend it toward God and toward others. It’s the communication and expression of God’s unconditional love that fills our hearts to overflow.
So to love God with all our mind would infer that we are to commit our minds to the truths and teachings found in His word, and to humbly convey those principles, precepts, and promises in our relationship with God and others.
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