What is your soul for?

What is your soul for? It is for your ability to learn about who God is and about your need for a Savior. John 17:3 says, “And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.”

The soul is also used to connect us with the Father mentally. We do that by studying, memorizing, and meditating on His Word, the Bible. 2 Timothy 2:15 says, “Be diligent to (study) present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing (handling correctly) the Word of truth (the Bible).” In Psalm 119:11, we read, “Your Word (the Bible) have I hidden in my heart (memorized), that I might not sin against You.” Psalm 119:15 says, “I will meditate on Your precepts (the Bible), and contemplate Your ways.”

Another of God’s desires for your soul is for you to use your mind in choosing to be like His Son; “Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus…” (Philippians 2:5). In other words, if we learn all we can about Jesus through His Word, then we can have the ability to choose to mimic His ways, His actions, His reactions, and His attitudes toward the Father and toward the people around us.