The Sure Word for Today's quotation for the week:
God Will Never Disown me.
The Logician — Part 6.
So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.
John 8: 7 (KJV).
The Elders, the Sadducees, Pharisees, Herodians, and Scribes came to their melting and breaking point where they could no longer challenge the powerful thought of Jesus. Jesus employed logic to present the truth in a way these religious fanatics could not argue. Today there is so much hostility about using logic. Some Christians will tell you it is not Biblical and, as such, against the will of God. A friend once told me I use reason too much. This friend insists I should instead allow the Holy Spirit to think for me. Hmm. Is that the purpose of the Holy Spirit? If God does not want me to ‘think’, then why did he create my brain with thinking abilities?
You are meant to think, but you should surround your thinking with spirit-led thoughts. I intended that you should fix your thoughts on what is true and good and correct. Think about pure and lovely things, and dwell on the fine, good things in others. Think about all you can praise God for and be glad about. I am not asking you to reason out the Holy Spirit from your life. Living in the supernatural realm will enable you to experience the fullness of the Holy Spirit, who will communicate with you through inner witness, the word of God, leadings, quickening, visions, dreams, prophecies, and check in your spirit.
Here is another example of Jesus’ self-conscious use of logic in Luke 20. Drawing upon what everyone understood to be a messianic reference, in Psalm 110, Jesus points out an apparent contradiction: The Messiah is the son of David (admitted by all). Yet, David calls the Messiah “Lord.” (Luke 20:42-43). “How,” he asks, “can the Messiah be David’s son if David calls him Lord?” (vs 44). The resolution intended by Jesus is to recognise that the Messiah is not simply the son of David but also of One higher than David. He is, therefore, king in a more inclusive sense than the political head of the Jewish nation. No matter the situation, never let your emotions overpower your intelligence. Logic is the beginning of wisdom, not the end.
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