Sunday, August 21, 2011
Thought for the day 21st of August 2011
“But he continued, “You are from below; I am from above. You are of this world; I am not of this world. I told you that you would die in your sins; if you do not believe that I am he, you will indeed die in your sins” John 8:23-24.
I do not know whether you grasp what Jesus is talking here or not, but I might drop a few thoughts on the topic. What is that being from ‘below’ and what is that being from ‘above’? That is the way of thinking. If your thoughts are the same as the general mass has you will definitely be from below. Sin bound mentality puts any person to the group of from ‘below’. Human thoughts have their origin in sinful nature. This kind of thinking will hardly have hope for the future or hope for the change of character.
One needs to get power that is stronger than our fallen human nature is. If you want to be from above and think the thoughts from ‘above’ your nature has to change. God has to clean away sin that is in you. How is that done? When you repent of your sins and believe that Jesus is the Son of God. That is the way that you can become a person from ‘above’ and have the thoughts that are from above.
You cannot follow human philosophy and have thoughts that are from above. Most of them come from below. It is natural, because they come from our fallen human nature and it is natural to think according to your nature. Is it possible to change our nature? Not for us. We can change our thoughts, but not nature. There has to be a greater power than we have to change us from inside out and that is the power of God. Trust it, believe it and pray to God that He would change your nature. You will not recognize yourself after the change takes place. Pray to Jesus for the change to happen. God bless you.
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