Musing on this quote from Science Daily:
"It's always been known that people have internal dialogues with themselves, but until now, we've never known what an important function they serve," says Tullett. "This study shows that talking to ourselves in this 'inner voice' actually helps us exercise self control and prevents us from making impulsive decisions."
How did Paul know what he knew? In light of this scientific age that gives us more and more knowledge how could a 1st century disciple of Christ know so much. Hmmmm. Yes I know how, he had the infinite God working through him that would destroy the wisdom of the wise through the gospel of Jesus Christ. See some of the verses below and compare it to the above, it is truly amazing how much God's knowledge is ahead of man's knowledge.
II Corinthians 10:5
"We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ..."
Or Philippians 4:8
"Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things."
Also, lets never forget who's control that it truly is, as Galatians 5:22 says:
" But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. "
I don't think it is ever wise to forget that our brains are not in neutral, they are either being lied to or talked to. This matters in light of the gospel because it is true and knowing truth regards defending and knowing how to talk to ourselves in light of that truth. These internal struggles will never go away but let us learn to have the courage to be truthful with our own thoughts one at a time.
Your boasting friend,