Today’s Scripture: For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith 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 KJV).
God uses ordinary people and unusual things to accomplish extraordinary feats. He uses the weak, the broken, the meek and the lowliest of persons. He chose the foolish things of this world to confound the wise. God’s standards are not the standards of this world. His ways and thoughts are of excellent virtues which no man can comprehend without revelation. God did not choose philosophers or men of wealth and power to publish the Gospel.
Often a humble Christian though poor, according to this world’s standards, has more true knowledge of the Gospel than those who can boast of their birth. Those whom God use do not have titles or honor to aggrandize them. He does this so that no man’s flesh should glory in His presence. It will be the utter confusion of the rich and mighty to see the lowest class in life made kings and priest by Christ set among princes, and among thrones of glory. It pleases God through the foolishness of what was preached to save those who believe. Where is the wise person, the lawyer, the philosopher? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? Seems upside down, but is it really?
God’s thoughts are unsearchable, His ways are heavenly. There is a great distance between His thoughts and His ways. When God is about to change the order of things He does it with a baby (Ex.2:1-10). When He’s going to destroy a land He brings in things like gnats, frogs, and locusts (Ex. Chpts. 7-10). When God is going to destroy an army He uses fewer men against great numbers. He uses prostitutes as witnesses, liars and thieves as disciples. He uses the concept of both storms and blind people to teach principles. The Prophet Elijah challenged 450 Baal prophets to call down fire from their god to show them that his God is the only True God. After Elijah called upon God, fire from heaven fell and burned up the sacrifice and everything around it (1 Kings. 18:25-40). God also calls on the dead to come forth and live again (John 11:43).
Now this is the God that I serve! Dead things live again at His command. He’s a God of great power and might. When he opens a door no man can close it. When He closes a door no man can open it. When He decrees something, it’s settled. No foe can withstand a Holy God. Almighty God is the maker of heaven and earth. He is the Sovereign Ruler over all. Seems upside down, but it really is right side up. God’s kingdom rules over all!
Much love and many blessings,