God's Ways and Thoughts are Higher than Ours
by Jenine Silos
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¡°My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways My ways,¡¯ says 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) This passage clearly tells us that God¡¯s thoughts are higher than ours, literally and figuratively! Even when you study the scriptures a thousand times, there are still lots of things that you will not understand unless God will give you wisdom.
Someone I know said he¡¯s wondering how God came up with the concept of a girl. ¡°So where did God base His concept of Eve?¡± and I was like¡¦. ¡°whoa¡±. Blended with dismay, I replied in as gentle as I could, ¡°There are things that we cannot understand because only God can, and we cannot. He¡¯s the intelligent designer so he designs everything.¡± The last part of my answer though went lower and I have no idea whether he has heard it.
And did you not know, you have no right to question God¡¯s works, just now, you sounded like your doubting His majestic powers. I added, although I said it only to myself.
In the book of Genesis God created man in His own image and likeness. He created Adam, then Eve. I get his point, and the way I discern his thoughts were like this, ¡°God created Adam, then that probably means that God has the features of a man, meaning, God already has an idea about man. But what about Eve? How did God create Eve out of His own image? Where did God base his ideas regarding woman?¡±
There are two possible options that I¡¯m seeing at the back of his brain:
1. Probably, the Virgin Mary was already with God during the creation. That¡¯s how God based his concept concerning women.
2. The book of Genesis and the creation of the first man and woman, to me, is a bit¡¦.vague.
I believe he¡¯s confused, or if not, he doubted some parts in the book of Genesis. If my presumption is wrong, then how could he throw such a question to me? How could he doubt God¡¯s creation? That¡¯s very sad.
¡°My thoughts are NOT your thoughts¡¦My ways are higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts.¡±
The way how God work and think is something we, humans, could not completely understand. If we understand God¡¯s thoughts, or if we think we could discern God¡¯s thoughts, then is it not similarly saying that you are god yourself? Because no one on this earth could level with God¡¯s thoughts! His ways are higher than ours.
God created Eve out of His own image: with hands and feet, with torso and head, with hair and with eyes, nose, ears and mouth! Eve, of course, is also created on God¡¯s own image and likeness. His conception regarding woman or man, or how God came up with these ideas, is something we cannot question because we are not there during the creation–we only have faith and we believe in His word in the scriptures. If one who cannot believe in His word, that person then is lacking knowledge about God¡¯s nature and thus, one cannot question God. If someone who questions the creation, then, examine yourself first–and ask this to yourself: ¡°Have I ever questioned my faith?¡±
¡°Have you questioned your faith? Have you have any?¡± Faith is not enough, belief is not enough¡¦but your commitment and your true fellowship with God is.
If you doubt the book of Genesis, then you actually doubt the entire creation. If people could re-interpret the creation and the word of God in the bible, especially in the book of Genesis, then that would also mean that people could re-interpret the entire Bible and make a new version out of it! As a concern Christian, I cannot tolerate this kind of misconception and practice, for I am looking forward to a generation that is a true follower of Christ.
Let¡¯s make a stop to all of this wickedness and rebellious attitude towards God. Let us take off the blindfold that is blinding our eyes towards the Truth. Instead, let us help one another to know the Truth, and let us preserve our generation. A generation that fears God. A generation that doesn¡¯t only believe in Him, but a generation that is a true follower of Christ.
Jenine Silos is a writer who writes for a cause: to spread the love of God and to show her love towards God. You can email her at: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit her official website at: writeforacause.org
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