Come now, let us reason together … (Isaiah 1:18).
During a class session at the Berean School of Ministry in Kenya, I asked a question from the Bible passage we were studying. Someone began his answer by saying, “I think” and I stopped him mid-sentence. The answer wasn’t what he thought, but what God had said. We often forget the difference.
The Christian life must never be what “I think” but what God has said. The Bible is the voice of God speaking today. It is our sole authority for faith and practice, not our traditions, ideas, speculations, revelations, feelings or experiences. God has never asked for, nor needed, our opinions. He is not amused by our musings.
- Who has directed the Spirit of the Lord, or as His counselor has taught Him? (Isaiah 40:14)
- “My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways My ways” says the Lord. (Isaiah 55:8)
- Where is the wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the disputer of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of this world? (1 Corinthians 1:20)
When God said to Israel, Come now, let us reason together, He wasn’t inviting men to share their thoughts. We have nothing to add to Him or His knowledge. He was telling Israel to mold their ideas to His Word.
In the end, none of us will be judged by what we think, only by what God has said.
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