Reading God’s Mind

For the wisdom of this world is foolishness in God’s sight. As it is written: “He catches the wise in their craftiness, and again The Lord know that the thoughts of the wise are futile” ( 1 Corinthians 3:19-20).

Have you ever thought to yourself, “If only I knew God’s thoughts?” Some people seem presumptuous to think that they do know God’s thoughts. They are full of advice and act as if they understand exactly what God’s thinks and what He would do in every situation. Too often such people fail to recognize that God’s thoughts and ways are far beyond our ability to understand His ways are not our ways.

However God’s Word does give us a glimpse into His thoughts and desires. He calls us to forsake our worldly pattern and learn His principles for life because conventional, worldly wisdom is often the exact opposite of God’s ways. By saturating our minds with God’s Word we begin to see both God’s message and His method. We will see how He worked in history. If we pause and reflect on our own life we will begin to see how He has worked in our lives. And we will see that it wasn’t how we would have designed it in either case.

In God’s words to the prophet Isaiah he gave great hope. “The rain and snow come down from heaven and stay on the ground to water the earth. They cause the grain to grow, producing seed for the farmer and bread for the hungry. It is the same with my word. I send it out and it always produces fruit. It will accomplish all I want it to, and it will prosper every where I send it (Isaiah 55:10-11).

Get to know God, but don’t try to be His mind reader.

A glimpse of God will save you. To gaze at Him Will sanctify you.

Manley Beasley

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