“Who is able to advise the Spirit of the Lord? Who knows enough to give Him advice or teach Him? Has the Lord ever needed anyone’s advice? Does He need instruction about what is good? Did someone teach Him what is right or show Him the path of justice?” -Isaiah 40:13-14
Even the wisest of kings need advice. They would not be wise without it.
If you are humble, you will admit that you can’t make it very far without advice either. I tend to be the kind of person that does one of two extremes. I either will try something new without any input from someone else as to how to do it, or I will be overly cautious and make sure I have all the details down, asking for a step by step process of how its done from another human being. Usually, if I’m being cautious, its because I truly don’t want to make a mistake. Or if I’ve chosen to try something without asking for input, it is because I’m tired of the possibility of making a mistake, and have decided to forget about it. Either way, there is always one of two results: a well done accomplishment, or mistakes.
Why is that? I’m HUMAN! And so are you! Everything you and I know, we learned from someone else. We weren’t born with knowledge or wisdom. We weren’t born already able to do algebra or speak three languages. We weren’t even born with the ability to discern right from wrong! The only ability we had from the start was a God-given one; that being, to breathe, see, cry, touch, taste… and yet even those things are something of a miracle.
We can’t imagine not having a beginning or an end, or knowing everything, or being everywhere at once. We can’t understand listening to millions of people speak at once and understanding every single one of them, though they all may be speaking different languages and coming from different cultures and backgrounds. We can’t fathom being outside of time, and living in the past, present, and future all at once. These are humanly impossible.
But with God, all of it is not only possible, its a reality.
Nobody taught Him to be who He is, because He is the beginning and the end, the Author and the Finisher, the Alpha and the Omega.
Now, let me ask you a question: How often do you approach God as though you are the one that knows what you need and not Him?
Our mindset about God needs to shift.
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