MONDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2010RESTORING THE FOUR CHAMBERS: INTELLECTThe intellect is the spiritual heart chamber of our minds, or our thoughts. In order to unlock the gate to wisdom, we must humble our minds to God. The humbled intellect is a light that illuminates our hearts. King Solomon said, "The fear of the LORD teaches a man wisdom, and humility comes before honor" (Proverbs 15:33). "The fear of the LORD" is humility toward God. When we humble our intellects to God, we learn wisdom.
Jesus is the Word, or the expression, of the mind of God (John 1:1). Jesus surrendered His mind to the Father (Matthew 22:37). Likewise, Paul said that we should take every thought captive and make it obedient to Christ (2 Corinthians 10:5). This restores us from pretense to authenticity because when we humble our intellects to God, we have the mind of Christ (1 Corinthians 2:16).
Begin filling your intellect with wisdom by reading a chapter of Proverbs each day. God's wisdom will restore your mind.