What is reason?
Reason is a faculty of the mind that enables us to make sense of things. In reasoning, we use knowledge and logic to come to understand and form conclusions about our lives and the world in which we live.
Sounds simple, right? But do we ever stop to think about what an amazing gift this is, and how we should use it? Do we ever thank God for the mental capacity to reason? And, what does the Bible tell us about reason?
Reasoning is a gift from God.
The best reason to reason is that reasoning is a gift from God. As with all the gifts He gives us, it is good and He desires that we use it. In addition to the cognitive ability to reason, God has also given us the gift of the Holy Spirit and promised us that He will direct our lives and renew our minds.
"However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth..." (John 16:13)
"But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you." (John 14:26)
God wants us to reason with Him.
"Come now, and let us reason together." (Isaiah 1:18)