Every Day Light
A lost art
"Who has known the mind of the Lord? Or who has been his counselor?" (v. 34)
For reading & meditation:
A subject which is of great interest to many today is anthropology - the study of man. Although this subject is of great importance, for a Christian there is something far more important - the study of God. The great preacher C. H. Spurgeon said: "The highest science, the loftiest speculation, the mightiest philosophy that can ever engage the attention of a child of God, is the name, the nature, the person, the work, the doings, and the existence of the great God whom he calls his Father." The contemplation of God seems to be a lost art today. We appear to be more concerned about subjects such as Church growth, the end times, signs, wonders and miracles. I am not suggesting these issues are unimportant, but they must not be allowed to replace the supremely important matter of the constant, earnest and continued investigation of the great subject of the Deity. The more we know of God the more effective will be our lives here on earth. Those who have given themselves to the study of God tell us that it humbles the mind, expands the soul, and consoles the heart. It humbles the mind. When our minds grapple with other subjects we feel a degree of self-content and come away thinking: "Behold, I am wise." But when our minds engage with thoughts of God we discover that there is no plumb-line that can sound His depth, and we come away thinking: "Behold, I know nothing." In an age which stresses the supremacy of the human ego it is no bad thing to learn that there is something far greater. Indeed someone far greater - the infinite and eternal God.
Gracious and loving heavenly Father, teach me how to focus on You and contemplate You so that all vanity and pride dies within me, and I go on my way no longer caught up with how wise I am but how wonderful You are. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
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