Came down with a stomach bug last night. …. Bit of a rude awakening. It has made studying today a bit more problematic; not much mental capacity left.
This all makes me quite thankful for the times when I am able to fully function. It also makes me think of the passing nature of the mind. When old age strikes, the mind goes. There is not much glory to reap from a gift, which will eventually pass away.
"But what do you have which you did not receive?" (I Corinthians 4:7)
The mind is to be used for the benefit of the church and the world. This would seem to safeguard from arrogance.