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come to your senses

Several times in the New Testament we hear the phrase (or a variation), “come to your senses.”  The prodigal son “came to his senses” (Luke 15:17).  In 1 Corinthians 15, Paul writes “come back to your senses as you ought” (v. 34).

It’s an interesting phrase. It could literally read, “Come back to your right mind.”

In other words, there are right minds and wrong minds.  Right ways of thinking and harmful ways of thinking.  There are times when we are thinking straight, and other times when our thinking is clouded and foggy.

When a person returns to their senses, they are returning to their right mind.  A change in behavior is often precipitated by a change in thinking.  Unless you change the way you think, you’ll likely stay in the same ruts.

When a person “makes no sense,” there is something out of alignment between their thoughts, words, or deeds.

What do you do that helps you return to your senses?