James reminds his readers, “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above” (Jas. 1:17). Knowing that truth, Paul asked, “What do you have that you did not receive?” (1 Cor. 4:7). Everything that you have has been given to you by God. Unfortunately, there are many of these gifts that we leave unutilized or underutilized. At the top of that list may be…our brain.
God gave a brain to each and every one of us reading these words. It has been estimated that the human brain can store 2.5 million gigabytes of information, and that the average brain thinks around 50,000 to 80,000 thoughts per day. Amazing numbers! But, are we utilizing it?
God designed our brain to consider (Psa. 119:95), to seek knowledge (Prov. 15:14), to study (Prov. 15:28), to understand (Prov. 16:16), to discern (Ecc. 8:5), to test (1 Thess. 5:21), to examine (2 Cor. 13:5), to reason (Isa. 1:18), to meditate (Phil. 4:8), etc. He did not design our brain to follow blindly, but to search out the truth in all matters (Prov. 2:2-5).