Day 3 Devo - Higher Ways

"As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts."  (Isaiah 55:9)

God's ways are higher than ours.  We can't understand much of what God has revealed to us, but we believe that it is true nevertheless.  Faith enables us to believe in things which we can't understand.  We know by faith that God's realities transcend (greatly surpass) all of our realities.  As you begin to perceive God's greatness, you will soon learn that true wisdom from God often does not make sense to the natural man.  Quite often true wisdom from God is in direct contradiction to the wisdom of this world.

As you Grow as a Christian, you will begin to see many paradoxes that our faith is built on.  A paradox is something that seems contradictory, yet is completely true.  A few good examples of paradoxes are found R.A.D.  month one, chapter four - "The New Creation."  For instance, we learned that we must die with Christ so that we can be alive with Him.  this is a paradox  It is truer than any wisdom of this world could be, yet it sounds like a contradiction to man's limited understanding. We learned that we must lose our life to find it, and if we seek to find it, we will lose it.  We also learned that when we give up all that we are, we finally find who we really are.  These are paradoxes.  Although these truths seem contradictory, your new life in Christ rests on your faith in them.

• Read 1 Corinthians 3:18-20.

Point to Ponder:

If the world's wisdom contradicts God's wisdom, it is the world which is wrong.  God transcends all of our realities.  We have great assurance because we know that our salvation is built on truths which no man could have thought up.  God's truth is far beyond man's wisdom.  We know that God Himself has revealed it to us.