But what does it mean to have a Renewed Mind? What are the practical applications and desired results? Truth? Discernment? Yes. Absolutely. The essence of unfettered truth, the very necessary tool to produce clear discernment in seeing through the world in which we live our life on earth. “Unfettered Truth” — free of the shackles of such as opinion and speculations, lies, slanders and all sorts of veils and deceptions.
As an example of fruit of a renewed mind by Chuck just here:
A Renewed Mind
by Chuck Swindoll
2 Corinthians 10:11-12
No hypocrisy, no competition. Wouldn’t that be refreshing to live such a life? It all comes to those with a “renewed mind” . . . those who determine they are going to allow the Spirit of God to invade all those walls and towers, capturing the guards that have kept Him at arm’s length all these years.
I can’t recall the precise date when these truths began to fall into place, but I distinctly remember how I began to change deep within. My fierce tendency to compete with others started to diminish. My insecure need to win—always win—also started to fade. Less and less was I interested in comparing myself with other speakers and pastors. This growing, healthy independence freed me to be me, not a mixture of what I thought others expected me to be.
And now my heart really goes out to others when I see in them that misery-making “comparison syndrome” that held me in its grip for so many years. Not until you start thinking biblically will this independent identity begin to take shape.
It is when God is in control of the servant mind that we can realize as never before that life’s greatest joy is to give His love away to those poor souls who are still stuck in the rut of comparative living.
The more you give, the more you’ll get!
Romans 12:2 — 2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.
2 Corinthians 10:3-5 —3 For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does.4 The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. 5 We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.