Sunday, March 9th, 2014
Skeptics (Part 6)
The Logical Kind
Then He came to the house of the ruler of the synagogue, and saw a tumult and those who wept and wailed loudly. When He came in, He said to them, 'Why make this commotion and weep? The child is not dead, but sleeping.' And they ridiculed Him.
Mark 5:38-40 (NKJV)
This Man, if He were a prophet, would know who and what manner of woman this is who is touching Him, for she is a sinner.
Luke 7:39 (NKJV)
We know where this Man is from; but when the Christ comes, no one knows where He is from… for no prophet has arisen out of Galilee.”
John 7:27,52 (NKJV)
What is logic? 'Any connection between facts that seems reasonable' (Random House Dictionary). By man's standards, God is not reasonable. Because 'The natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him' (1 Corinthians 2:14).
God is supernatural, and 'The wisdom of this world is foolishness with God' (1 Corinthians 3:19). Our Creator puts it this way: 'As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My Thoughts than your thoughts' (Isaiah 55:9).
Have you ever looked through a pinhole? If not, curl up one hand into a tube with a very small opening. Now look through it with one eye. Go right, left, up and down. No matter much you move your hand-made tube, you see a tiny picture. It's nothing like your normal view.
Next consider that 'The Eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth' (2 Chronicles 16:9). Not only that, He sees 'The end from the beginning, and from ancient times things that are not yet done' (Isaiah 46:10). In other words, God sees everything everywhere--past, present and future.
The logical skeptic denies the things of God. Because from his peephole view, he can't connect God's dots. Even the smartest among us are fools to believe our perceptions are reality. At best, they provide a good glimpse of one place, one time and one dimension, but they're only a glimpse.
Jesus endured logical skeptics who did not understand that His Word could bring life to death, nor that His Eye could see a saint within a sinner. Neither did they dig to discover that Jesus was born in Bethlehem--not Galilee. Were they nearsighted, lazy and quick to judge?
Actors, models and talent for Christ, don't let logical skeptics shoot your dreams with a pocket camera. Don't believe their snapshots of your life. Because God is your Director, and He sees you as rising stars. You've been cast in a panoramic, multi-dimensional, life and death drama--and there's nothing small about it.
To Be Continued...
P.S. To read the other devotions in this series, please see the Skeptics series.