Thursday, December 20, 2007

God Does Not Think Like Us

"“For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways,” says the Lord. “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways, And My thoughts than your thoughts." (Isaiah 55:8-9, NKJV)
One of the hardest things in theology to grasp is understanding that God thinks differently than us. This is an important concept that will help us get a handle on some of the actions taken by God as recorded in the Bible.

From our vantage point everything revolves around us. For example, we still speak of the sun rising and setting although we know that it is really the earth that is revolving. The sun is at the center of our solar system not the earth. Likewise, our perspective of fairness and morality may be inconsistent with reality. We must renew our minds by aligning our thoughts with His thoughts.

" I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God." (Romans 12:1-2, NKJV)

Fortunately God has given a resource to have our thoughts aligned.

"Sanctify them by Your truth. Your word is truth." (John 17:17, NKJV)

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