So what do you think? Is it possible to have “The Mind Of God”? That is to say, is it possible to know what God is thinking about things in order to guide your life with what’s right and wrong, what’s true and what’s not?
In a way this does sound very mysterious, beyond the natural, something that only very special people under very special circumstances may possess. That seems to have been the Old Testament way for people such as Moses and the Prophets.
For my thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways my ways, says the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. Isaiah 55:8-9 (NRSV)
Yet I believe that it is possible to know, at least in part, the mind of God.
Though the Lord may give you the bread of adversity and the water of affliction, yet your Teacher will not hide himself any more, but your eyes shall see your Teacher. And when you turn to the right or when you turn to the left, your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it.” Isaiah 30:20-21 (NRSV)
There has been a good deal of words shared lately concerning current books and movies, whether to see them or not, whether they are disrespectful to God or not.
This has led me to ponder this question: “How can two Christians claim to have the mind of God concerning an issue while holding opposite views?” It’s a question that can only be answered, I believe, by listening to Real Life Jesus.
Although I truly did not intend to mention any movies or books by name in this post, I have to admit that recently I had dinner with friends, and our hostess had a copy of “The Shack” on a living room table. I caught myself thinking, “So you can put out a copy of that book, but not a copy of the Bible, God’s Holy Word?” I’m not sharing this in any way to make a statement of being “for”or “against” that book. I’m sharing this to point out my own wrong thinking in a moment when I feel I definitely did NOT have the mind of God.