Biblical Psychology: the Mystery of the Human Mind

Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart (Ephesians 4:18, KJV)

Many Christians, especially those deeply involved in the Spirit-filled life, have a skewed view of the mind, often labeling it as evil, carnal, or even “psychic.” However, no human text describes the nature and operation of the mind and the inner life of humans as accurately as the Bible. This is the true Biblical psychology.

Let’s explore two mysterious workings of the human mind, starting with Ephesians 4:18. This scripture reveals that the darkened understanding (mind) of the Gentiles prevented them from knowing God, thus alienating them from the life of God.

Consider this: the condition of their minds either connected or separated them from God’s life. Similarly, Romans 8:6 teaches that a carnally minded individual experiences death, whereas a spiritually minded person enjoys life and peace. This underscores the transformative power of the human mind. The state of our minds has profound repercussions on our spiritual lives, whether for good or evil.

The mind also acts like a lighthouse, directing the heart’s emotions and desires. The focus of your mind determines the course of your emotions. So, if we set our mind on Godly things, our emotions and desires follow suit and are infused with God’s life. Conversely, if we set our minds on worldly things, the negative consequences are ensured. For instance, dwelling on hurt leads to bitterness and resentment—the emotions follow the leading of the mind. In contrast, focusing on God and His promises cultivates peace and joy.

Therefore, the scripture emphasizes setting our minds on higher things (Colossians 3:1-2, Philippians 4:6-8). The mind emerges as a formidable spiritual instrument; its usage dictates its consequences, be it life or death, tranquility or chaos. Isaiah 26:3 promises perfect peace for those whose minds are steadfast on God. This is a call to vigilance over our thoughts and to continually renew our minds with the Word of God.


Do you have control over your mind, or does your mind wonders and carry you wherever it wants, whether you like it or not?

Apply the Word

Your mind profoundly impacts the Holy Spirit’s operations in your life. Cultivating a spiritual mind is crucial; meditation on the Word is the cornerstone. Guard your mind with all diligence.


Ask the Spirit to help you develop a spiritual mind to produce life and peace.

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