Scripturally Based Answers For life's Questions
Answer-¿DO YOU KNOW YOURSELF?
People generally and naturally use themselves as the measuring point to judge life and all things concerning life. Those who are stricter than I are too strict, those who are less strict than I are not strict enough. Those who are more spiritual than I are spiritual people, and those who are less spiritual than I are carnal people. Those who work harder than I work too hard, and those who work less than I are lazy. Those who are older than I are getting old and those younger than I are still young, no matter what age I am. We naturally use ourselves as the standard to judge all things. Whatever issues we hear about, we naturally believe we have the answer.
This thinking is rooted in the fall of Adam and Eve. First, the Devil said to them that they would be like gods knowing good and evil, and then God said, “Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil…” CLICK-Genesis 3:22. Because God is God, He is the standard to measure all things, using Himself as the measuring standard. People use themselves because the fall has caused them to feel they are gods; it seems reasonable to use oneself as the standard to measure all things. Generally, people believe they have the solution to life and all its issues. “If I was in charge, things would be different.” “If they would ask me, I could solve their issue.”
“There is a way which see meth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death” CLICK-Proverbs 14:12
CLICK-Jeremiah 17:9 says, “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?” People are being deceived from within their own minds and heart. Human logic and human sense are only logical and sensible to the human race; to God it is foolishness. People do not naturally know their own ways, their own needs, and the issues their way causes. “O LORD, I know that the way of man is not in himself: it is not in man that walked to direct his steps O LORD, correct me, but with judgment; not in thine anger, lest thou bring me to nothing”
CLICK-Jeremiah 10:23, 24. We all act like a “know-it-all” at times, even when we don’t know that we do, it is our nature; it is who we are, and that is our problem. We read the Bible thinking we already know it, we judge the church thinking we already know it, we judge God and think He is like us. Paul challenged Timothy. “The servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient, in meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth; And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will”
CLICK-II Timothy 2:24-26. One of the definitions of the word “repent” is to rethink, to give another and a higher perspective. God wants us to reconsider our ways and who we are, let Him show us the truth about ourselves and about Him. Why do people after over 6,000 years of experience still make the same basic mistakes? They don’t know who they are.
I have been working on an article on understanding people. People are more complicated than any other creature, but God, who designed and made them, knows and gives the answers in His Word.