Ozark Christian Living

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It's the Thought that Thinks

March 8

"For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, ..."  Jeremiah 29:11




"We strain the very mind of CHRIST until it becomes palatable to us."






Do you know the depth of what GOD thinks toward you? ... or just the gist?  The polled answer of the former is a presumptuous yes in the majority, but the Biblical answer is a resounding uh-uh! "For MY thoughts are not your thoughts, ... For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are ... MY thoughts than your thoughts."  Are you habitually accepting the thoughts of the LORD toward you; or do make a habit of correcting GOD?  Most of us do just that, we read the unambiguous, revealed mind of the LORD in HIS Word, and then twist them to our line of fallen reason. We strain the very mind of CHRIST until it becomes palatable to us.  We seek to pull HIM to our level rather than kneeling to ascend to HIS.  "Who shall ascend into heaven? (that is, to bring CHRIST down from above:)".  What arrogance we project, fancying ourselves the arbiter of the ALMIGHTY.  "The LORD knoweth the thoughts of man, ..."  The notion that we are not on a par with GOD bothers the natural man greatly ... that HE knows your every thought, and you know not HIS: "But they know not the thoughts of the LORD, ..."

Do we not depict HIM as less than competent to our world when we verbalize HIS goodness while challenging HIS thoughts.  FATHER is not a capricious term, for we are to trust HIM as a child does his parent; and it was HIS only BEGOTTEN WHO placed life and death emphasis on this: "... Verily I say unto you, except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven."  Are you an insecure child, insistent on an explanation regarding every thought of your FATHER?  May the LORD give us grace to hold precious what we know; and hold in humble awe what we don't.

GOD, through Jeremiah, went on to define HIS mind toward us as holding: "thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end." 

 "How precious also are THY thoughts unto me, O GOD! how great is the sum of them!"

For Love of Country
Kirk Fordice (1934-)
(Governor of Mississippi, 1992)
"The less we emphasize the Christian religion the further we fall into the abyss of poor character and chaos in the United States of America."

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