Tuesday, August 25, 2015

“Confidence… Comprehension”

    "Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear" (Hebrews 11:3).

   "Through faith we understand."  God created our mental faculties for the primary purpose of knowing Him and His Truth.  "This is life eternal, that we might know Thee, and Jesus Christ whom Thou hast sent" (John 17:3).  Thus, we never really understand anything in our lives until by faith, we trust in the Lord Jesus Christ.
    "In Thy light shall we see light" (Psalm 36:9).

    Ignorance regarding the Lord Jesus does not mean that we cannot function in the world.  Many do, and very successfully (if by success, we mean temporary achievements that will merely impact a relatively brief earthly lifetime, and perhaps a generation or two thereafter).  However, lasting and eternal worth begins only when God's illumination shines into our hearts and minds through the Lord Jesus Christ, the light of the world.  The scientist who avails himself of Divinely-created laws in order to perform his theoretical, experimental, and analytical research misses much if he fails to see Christ the Creator as the originator and sustainer of every physical reality in the universe.  "All things were made by Him, and without Him was not anything made that was made… By Him all things consist" (John 1:3; Colossians 1:17).  The scientist fails to comprehend reality, regardless of how much he discovers and harnesses natural facts.  Again, through faith we understand

    This principle of confidence leading to comprehension concerns everything in our lives.  The One who framed the worlds also fills the same with His loving involvement.  "God… worketh all things after the counsel of His own will" (Ephesians 1:2; 11).  Understanding the realities of our personal existence originates and perpetuates as we trust in our Lord's presence and working along the pathways of our earthly walk.  We often do not see His doings, and sometimes His determinations and allowances may puzzle us greatly.  We presently "walk by faith, not by sight" (II Corinthians 5:7).  However, the believer who affirms the fact and working of God in all things actually sees more of reality's substance than those who daily delve into the wonders of the world, but miss the wonder of the Worldmaker.  As the poet intoned, "There are none so blind as those who will not see."

     Many responsibilities and opportunities await us in this day that require the use of our minds.  None compare with the importance of engaging our thoughts for the purpose of pondering and trusting the Creator of our brains.  Indeed, a holy mind is a happy mind because it functions according to its intended purpose…

"To be spiritually minded is life and peace."
(Romans 8:6)

Weekly Memory Verse
   "Hearken unto Me now therefore, o ye children, and attend to the words of My mouth."
(Proverbs 7:24)

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