Saturday, May 29, 2010

A Darkened Conscience

Things are not always what they seem. Our judgments are not always correct. Our vision and hearing not necessarily so good. “Having eyes do you not see, and having ears do you not hear?” Luke 8:18. It is possible to interpret everything differently than as it truly is.

The circumstances of life can become very complicated as each individual approaches them from a different point of view. “Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes…” Isaiah 5:21. It is never a recommendation of Scripture that any one of us become too confident in his or her perspective. Even when searching the motives of our own hearts, we should never trust our own ability to discern reality.

An Adversary of both God and Man is readily available to include his own interpretations. An honest conclusion leads us here: We need a great deal of help to know for certain what is Real and True! But we don’t always admit this…

Provision has been made, through the blood of Christ, for our fallen flesh to personally know Reality as Divinity interprets it. What stands between our knowledge of God’s mind and our emersion in personal interpretation, is usually simply the humility to admit we need His Mind in the matter. We need His wisdom. We need His knowledge. We need His perspective… .of everything. It’s obvious. It’s plain. We need His perspective.

“For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth. For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. For his invisible attributes namely, his eternal power and Divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse. For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened. Claiming to be wise, they became fools…” Romans 1:18-22.

When we hold tightly to our own judgments and evaluations, even of self, we risk making innumerable choices, all of which effect others, that may be totally wrong. But we don’t know it because we have blurry, darkened vision. A heart that can only see part of the story. A consciousness that is only alert to some of the atmosphere. And we have reduced our ourselves to living within our limited views. We have subjected ourselves to a personal perspective that may be way off. All because, we couldn’t just admit we need God’s mind to interpret the atmosphere, the circumstances, the relationships, our own hearts… .for us.

Glorify God by seeking His perspective of absolutely everything! A darkened conscience is never able to make a right judgment.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing Kim. This is very powerful and thought provoking...


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