Meta. The reasoning faculty searching into the things of Spirit. In Acts 13:7-12 we find the proconsul, Sergius Paulus, a man of understanding, observing the effect of Spirit, being astonished at its power, and believing the Truth. In other words the reasoning faculty in man, unified with a certain executive power (Sergius Paulus was the governor of Cyprus, under the Roman emperor), looks into the work of Spirit through the word of Truth (Paul) in the consciousness, and accepts the Christ as its guiding light and as its power of action. The reasoning faculty in man is all right when it is based on Spirit, and receives its conclusions by working from a spiritual premise. "Come now, and let us reason together, saith Jehovah" (Isa. 1:18).