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Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Can you fix it?

Can you fix it or do you need some help?

Have you ever been really sick and thought: "Well I bet I have the knowledge within me to diagnose and fix my health problem?"

Has your car ever started acting very broken and you thought: "I think I was born with a pretty good idea of how cars work and how to fix them?"

Ever been lost and thought: "Well I can use the same brain and skills that got me lost, to find my way back?"

What if you were in the control room a of a nuclear power plant and all the emergency lights were flashing, would you think: "Well it's only nuclear physics, how complicated could it be?"

You may be a doctor, a mechanic, a nuclear physicist or have great natural directional skills, but you can't be an expert at everything and we are all born knowing exactly nothing! So, why do people think they are able to know about, understand or obey God, when they have spent little or no time learning about who He is or what He expects from us?

I would not think most people would feel comfortable trusting in their own best (yet untrained) thinking when it comes to their health or cars, so I certainly would not recommend trying it with your souls!

Jer. 17:9 “The heart is deceitful above all things,
And desperately wicked;
Who can know it?

Prov. 14:12 There is a way that seems right to a man,
But its end is the way of death.

Acts 17:29 Therefore, since we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Divine Nature is like gold or silver or stone, something shaped by art and man’s devising. 30 Truly, these times of ignorance God overlooked, but now commands all men everywhere to repent, 31 because He has appointed a day on which He will judge the world in righteousness by the Man whom He has ordained. He has given assurance of this to all by raising Him from the dead.”

Rom. 10:14 How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher?  

1 Cor. 2:11 For what man knows the things of a man except the spirit of the man which is in him? Even so no one knows the things of God except the Spirit of God. 12 Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might know the things that have been freely given to us by God. 13 These things we also speak, not in words which man’s wisdom teaches but which the Holy Spirit teaches, comparing spiritual things with spiritual. 14 But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.

Eph. 4:11 And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, 12 for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ, 13 till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ; 14 that we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting, 15 but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head—Christ— 16 from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love.

Would you remove your own spleen? Replace your transmission? Entrust the world to your nuclear physics expertise?

It seems that when it comes to God, we need much guidance from His word, the Holy Spirit and those who have been called and equipped to teach us?

"Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. Used by permission. All rights reserved."

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