Our soul consists of five senses which need the salvation of our regenerated spirit man. Salvation must be applied to the natural areas of the soul. Those five senses are: reasoning, affections, imaginations, memories, and conscience. Each is controlled by our intellect, emotions, and will. The world, the flesh, and the devil influence these three controls of our soul and then attack the five senses of the soul in order to dominate our life. It is important to commit these five senses to God and the power of the Holy Spirit every day. The Bible specifically addresses each of these senses.
From Jesus to Paul to Peter, they each interacted with people who were reasoning against the servants of the Lord. It is noteworthy to understand that the area of reason is also connected with the heart or the depth of one’s emotions. Jesus asked, “Why do you reason about these things in your hearts?” (Mark 2:8b NKJV).
Paul reasoned with unbelievers for the Lord. Paul “as his custom was, went in to them, and for three Sabbaths reasoned with them from the Scriptures,” (Acts 17:2 NKJV). Paul “reasoned in the synagogue with the Jews and with the Gentile worshipers, and in the marketplace daily with those who happened to be there.” (Acts 17:17 NKJV). Peter told us to always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope in you. He warned that we must respond with meekness and fear: “But [a]sanctify [b]the Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear;” (1 Peter 3:15 KJV).