It’s the thinking person’s tool, the Word of God. In it is a compendium of solutions, all for the finding.
There’s the feeling that not every answer to life fits into the sixty-six books of the Bible; well perhaps not every specific answer. But it is true that the thinking behind our answers of life is in there.
Thinking Behind the Words
It was never God’s will to give us ‘pat’ answers for our problems and opportunities of life. God showed through Jesus that it’s more important to show someone how to fish than to just give them the fish to eat and then say, “See you later.”
The former is sustainable, the latter contemptible.
The Parable of the Good Samaritan is an excellent example of responsible stewardship to this end (Luke 10:35). His intent was always to return and ensure the beaten and robbed man was looked after and the innkeeper paid.
I defy any rational person to read their Bible regularly, for Spiritual food, and not be edified by God’s thought on any subject of their choosing.
God, here, is treating us like grownups, in that there is an encouragement to bend the brain muscle and engage with the living God, in the contentions that exist in the manner of life.
It is good to do this. To not do it is reprehensible. We’ve all got responsibilities as stewards.
We are big people now and the Lord our God wants to relate with us at the Divine level. God knows, of course, that we’re more than capable of meeting this mandate. The moment we concur with God is the moment we’re elevated to the highest heavens in our thinking.
And this is the place we’re looking to stay—actively using our minds, aligning them with God’s mind on things.
© 2010 S. J. Wickham.