How to improve your brainpower

Published 8:36 am Thursday, August 24, 2017

“Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.” Matt. 5:6

Recently, I have been receiving an unusual number of telemarketer emails on my mobile phone, which are a real nuisance. As much as I detest receiving these unwanted advertisements, there was one that really piqued my interest.

It boasted about a new staggering method for one to become more clever and advanced in astounding brainpower. It stated that there was a new method for one to really improve personal cleverness and to improve their brainpower to an unusually high degree; thus, making a person overall much smarter and amazingly better.

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The secret was going full mode with a new medicine of a brain booster pill. It boasted “instant smashing effects” and challenged you to “feed your curiosity and find out more” by clicking on the link to subscribe to this incredible pill. I must admit that I chuckled at the irony of this message. However, I also thought about how in fact God’s people can strive for improvement spiritually through a daily hunger and thirst after righteousness by way of a sturdy diet of the word of God.

I would not spend any time debating the merits of the advertisement of the brain pill but would certainly highly recommend a quest for hunger and thirst for the righteousness of God, which would provide divine empowerment for daily living.

The words that flow from the lips of the Lord Jesus Christ in the gospel of Matthew, chapter 5, verse 6 in His sermon on the mount beckons for his disciples, followers and those who put their trust in Him to have a constant hunger and thirst for righteousness: that is, “that which is right” in the eyes of the Lord.

Yes, it will be that knowledge of the word of God and its application in our daily living that will boost our spiritual power and not intellectual brain power in a way that will surpass any degree of our natural intellect and inspire us to be better people — interacting and touching the lives of others in amazing, positive and loving ways.

Moreover, this boost of spiritual power will enable us to better respond in a Godly manner to the challenging situations we will face and deal with more often than we would like.

No mobile phone or email address is needed. Dosage? Daily.

James Taylor III is the pastor of the Jericho Baptist Church in Farmville. His email address is