For who hath known the mind of the Lord? or who hath been his counsellor? -Romans 11:34 (KJV)
For about a decade people have been enjoying IPOD’s, and I finally got around to using one. Be patient with me as I am usually a little behind on making use of the latest technology. If left up to me, I’d still be using my old vinyl albums and 8-track tapes. As I was using this tiny device I was struck with the amount of music it holds. All those hundreds of songs can fit in a device you can hold in the palm of your hand. There was a time when our old record collections would have taken up an entire room. Now it can all be placed into the IPOD. Yes, mankind has certainly come a long way.
One problem with all this technology is that it’s easy to think more highly of ourselves than we ought. No matter how advanced our technology becomes we are still far beneath the mind of the Living God. The Scripture poses the question as to who has known the mind of the Lord. Have any of us ever read God’s mind or could our thoughts be superior to His? Our thoughts, no matter how advanced we may think they are, remain tiny and insignificant when compared with God. In fact, we do well to not even bother attempting to make any comparison. By faith we look to God and seek His will and wisdom. When we do that we are on our way to gaining the right kind of wisdom. This is wisdom that will carry us forward into lives that are blessed and guided by the Lord.
I seem to recall reading how that a man once built a ship and then declared his handiwork to be so magnificent that “God Himself couldn’t sink this ship.” That boat was called “The Titanic” and you probably know how that turned out. Let us never become so arrogant that we start believing that our knowledge is somehow greater than the knowledge of God. The Lord has ways of reminding us that He is the one who is actually going to have the last word.
Look to the Lord today, for He has come to us in the person of Jesus Christ that we might have salvation – the forgiveness of sin, new life, and life eternal. Receiving Christ begins with humbling ourselves before Him. In Jesus is life, and in Jesus is hope.
Trust the Lord today. Humble yourself before Him and He will lift you up.