Does God want us to follow him mindlessly, or renew our minds so we can learn to follow him purposely? Because if we follow him mindlessly, what’s stopping us from following something else mindlessly? We won’t understand what matters.
Moreover, there’s a difference between faith and following blindly or mindlessly. Faith is hoping for the things unseen (Hebrews 11:1). This means we know what we’re looking for even though we can’t see it. Being blind is not knowing or seeing what’s in front of us.
Someone born blind doesn’t even know what to look for. It’s all darkness to them.
Also, just as a father trains his child to think like he does, doesn’t God call us to do the same? (Romans 12:2). He calls us to renew our minds so we’ll be able to see what his will is—his good, pleasing, and perfect will.
Because God wants us to understand and experience his love for us first and foremost, not his commands. In fact, he paradoxically commands us to love him (Matthew 22:37). But we only love him because he first loves us (1 John 4:19).
So let’s understand him more, shall we? Let’s allow him to transform our thoughts so we know him and his heart. Then we’ll be more able to follow him more with a purpose far greater than ourselves.