Proverbs 25 : 2, It is the glory of God to conceal a matter, but the glory of kings is to search out a matter. NKJV
In Isaiah 55, God told Isaiah to prophecy to His people; He wanted them to know that their ways were not His ways, and neither were their thoughts God’s thoughts. He went on to tell His rebellious people that His ways and thoughts were higher than theirs. It’s not that God doesn’t ever want us to know His divine wisdom and plan. However, here, He wanted to awaken His people to the sin that had blinded them; they were walking in their own will and not God’s. If God didn’t want us to know His wisdom, His plans, and experience His life, He wouldn’t have gone through the trouble of giving us the written Word or His Spirit.
God desires His people to seek His face and to learn His ways. We’re told in Hebrews 11, that if we will seek God, He will reward us for our diligence in seeking after Him. The Word of God tells us that the Lord knows our thoughts from a far, and He also knows what we have need of before we ask it of Him. It’s difficult for the human mind to comprehend that God is so vast and loving, and that He can know our very thoughts and have intimate knowledge of each person’s needs. How is it that He knows so much about us, but we know very little about Him? Throughout the Word of God, God invites mankind to get acquainted with Him and to come to the saving knowledge of His Son.
Since mankind wrestles with the fallout from sin and feels unworthy, many people easily buy into the lie that they are unworthy to communicate with the God of creation. However, through the blood of Jesus, we have been made worthy to know the Father and to share our hearts with Him. Jesus has made it possible for all who believe in Him as the Christ to come before the Father and to be transformed in our minds. According to Philippians 2, we can now have the same mind(set) that Christ has and know the thoughts and the ways of God so that we might live in the way that pleases Him. It’s God’s good pleasure for us to know Him so that He can bless us. After all, we are the children of God.
Jesus tells us in John 10 that His sheep know His voice and another, they won’t follow. If we can know and recognize God’s voice, then we can also communicate with the Lord and come to know Him just as He knows us. Paul tells us in 1 Corinthians 13 that we are to know even as we are known. This is the completion or the goal of God for His people… that we might know Him as the true God and Jesus Christ, His only-begotten Son. You can know the ways of God, and you can think the thoughts of God today. Seek the Lord with your whole heart, and you will find Him.
1 Corinthians 2 : 12 – 16, 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. These things we also speak, not in words, which man's wisdom teaches but which the Holy Spirit teaches, comparing spiritual things with spiritual. 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. But he who is spiritual judges all things, yet he himself is rightly judged by no one. For "who has known the mind of the LORD that he may instruct Him?" But we have the mind of Christ. NKJV
Discovering Who I Really Am in Christ,
Pastor Asa Dockery
Pastor Asa Dockery