The human soul is a storehouse for the Word of God. When an individual studies and listens to God’s Word attentively and with a faith response, it lodges in his soul. If he continues in this process, receiving the Word line upon line (2) and allowing the Spirit to correlate and organize the full counsel of God, he will build a magnificent soul structure. “Through skillful and godly Wisdom is a house… built, and by understanding it is established [on a sound and good foundation]. And by knowledge shall all the chambers… be filled with all precious and pleasant riches” (Proverbs 24:3-4, Amplified).
Just as the owner of a material house needs to make repairs periodically, so must the believer consistently renovate the house of his soul. The Word enters his soul, building and beautifying a residence for the Spirit of God. Then the Word must continue to be received and reckoned upon in order to maintain the quality of that structure. Otherwise, the soul will slowly become the habitation for the world’s system of thought. Romans 12:2a says, “Be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind.” In order to overcome the world’s infiltrations and deterioration of his soul-house, the believer must renovate his thinking process. “Put off concerning the former conversation the old man… and be renewed in the spirit of your mind: and that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness” (Ephesians 4:22-24).