Thursday, November 10th, 2011
Unreasonable Truth (Part 2, Conclusion)
For 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 (NKJV)
How foolish are we to think we know the truth? Compared to God's vision, we see through a pinhole. Even worse, we take pride in this tiny perspective. We even pass our pinhole view to others and invite them to see what we see.
'The Lord knows the reasonings of the wise, that they are useless' (1 Corinthians 3:20).
Only 'The Lord God of truth' (Psalm 31:5) knows it all, and His truth defies human logic--'For with God nothing will be impossible' (Luke 1:37).
Jesus demonstrates the impossible: 'The blind see and the lame walk; the lepers are cleansed and the deaf hear; the dead are raised up' (Matthew 11:5). Men walk on water (see Matthew 14:25-29), and water turns into wine (see John 2:9).
With the power of the Holy Spirit, we share in the thrill of unreasonable truth. We, too, can experience the impossible. Even in entertainment.
In a music world dominated by salacious celebrities, shy and simple church singer, Susan Boyle, became an overnight sensation--winning Britain's Got Talent in 2009. The world's most famous celebrity judge, Simon Cowell, got an even bigger lesson in 2011, when the Ultimate Judge set up Scotty McCreery to win American Idol.
The young Christian beamed brightly to millions of viewers by saying, 'I've got to thank the Lord first.' In bowing to God, Scotty broke the power of the idol. He revealed God's superiority over the #1 television show in the world--the one with an ungodly name.
How great is it to know that unreasonable truth beats reasonable lies? That in any circumstance, audition, or show, we can depend on God. That we can speak into existence an unlikely victory, like David, a performer after God's own heart: 'You have given a banner to those who fear You, that it may be displayed because of the truth' (Psalm 60:4).
P.S. To read the other devotions in this series, please see the Reasonable Lies series.