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Monday, September 3rd, '18

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HOW IN THE WORLD?

"I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help comes from the Lord..." (Psalm 121:1,2)

 

I've voiced those words just as you, "How in the world?" Rationality kicks in. "How in the world can you say that?" Logic frantically punches calculator buttons. "How in the world are we going to pay for that?" Unbelief grabs the wheel. "How in the world are we going to get there from here?" Well, happy to say, we are not of the world, so we don't look to the world for help. David did not look to the hills; He looked beyond the hills. "My help comes from the Lord", not the hills. In our day we expect help from Capitol Hill. In Paul's day it was Mars' Hill (Acts 17:22). What about Calvary hill?

 

"How in the world will she ever understand?" That has to be left with God. You can beep the pager, shoot a dozen e-mails, petition Congress, file suit, hop a train, climb the ladder. The "world" has its strategies. Jesus repudiated climbing (John 10:1). Faith claims but needs not climb. God can do in two seconds what takes you two years to do with a bunch of sweat. "How in the world are we going to cross that river?" Well, Joshua, build some pontoons, erect a draw bridge or wait for summer when the Jordan subsides. Or you can get out of this world's way of thinking and do it God's way. Let the priests take up the Ark of the Covenant then step out on that river's edge and watch the river split just like the Red Sea.

 

"For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord" (Isaiah 55:8). He doesn't consult the Physics teacher when He wants to turn water into wine or make the sun stand still. "How in the world are we going to get this tomb open?" Mary and the girls had a real dilemma, but it wasn't there's to ponder. On the third day Jehovah did His own thing. Crunch, the earth quaked and the stone rolled away.

 

"Where in the world are you going to keep it?" "Why in the world would you want it anyway?" "Who in the world is going to pay for it?" "What in the world got into your head?" Nag, nag, nag, the questions pound. Change your thinking. "They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world" (John 17:16). If we are not of the world why should we obey its natural laws and limitations? "This wisdom descends not from above..." (James 3:15) Paul said that "the world by wisdom knew not God" (1 Corinthians 1:21). No lab has ever discovered the Lord. No telescopic lens has ever located Him. He is past finding out, as are His ways. We do not have to subscribe to "how in the world do you think" thinking. "The whole world lies in the wicked one" (1 John 5:19) and so he controls what is considered normal, right, natural, possible, plausible, etc. The world has no room for miracles. Peter walked on water. How in the world did he do that? Obviously, he had assistance that was otherworldly. "My kingdom is not of this world" (John 18:36), and since it is not, there is a whole different set of scales, standards, laws and physics. It is exciting to live in two worlds at once, the world of the natural and the world of the Spirit, the supernatural. The latter doesn't always make sense but it sure does make for fun!


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