Religion of Tuesday, 5 February 2013
Source: Richard Obeng Mensah,
For what man knows the things of a man except the spirit of the man which is in him? Even so no one knows the things of God except the Spirit of God – 1Corinthians 2:11(NKJV).
One of the leverages in this age is the use of telephone or cell phones. Cell phones, likewise computers, are undeniably great business assets. Cell phones are communication boosters. Their functions, aside from communication, are numerous. They for instance make our participation on the arena of the social media effortless and smooth-sailing. However, one’s ability to make the most use of a particular cell phone or computer depends on that person’s knowledge and understanding of how that device works. For example, any real user of these devices knows that without a Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) card, memory card, rechargeable card or modem, and hard disk their function is very limited. Interestingly, these essential parts which constitute the Operating System (OS) of these devices are not easily seen because they are mostly hidden. They are thus the spirits behind the workings of cell phones and computers, as the case may be. These spirits help us to know and understand how these devices work.
Ignorance of anything is both costly and dangerous. It has been said that what you do not know can kill you, except that it is always better not to know of something unpleasant. I, by my experience, agree with these statements in totality. Knowledge cures ignorance. But knowledge without understanding is a frustrated ignorance. Show me a knowledgeable person who is devoid of understanding and I will show you a superficial person. And superficiality is the fuel of embarrassment and frustration. On the other hand knowledge tied with understanding is a notable miracle worker. Understanding makes wisdom beneficial and profitable.
Knowledge and understanding are the greatest assets on earth. They are superior to wisdom, strength and riches. God resists the proud but He takes pride in a certain kind of proud people. God is greatly pleased with people who are proud in the fact that they know and understand Him. God took pride in Job, Moses, David and Jesus because they knew and understood Him. They knew and understood the acts and ways of God. And God was not ashamed to walk with them.
The greatest discovery on earth is that a person can know and understand God. “But let him who glories (boasts) glory in this, That he understands and knows Me, That I am the LORD, exercising lovingkindness, judgment and righteousness in the earth” – Jeremiah 9:24. This means that the acts and ways of God are always influenced by real love and real justice (judgment and righteousness). You cannot know and understand God by His acts of deliverance, healing, redemption, protection or provisions (blessings). God is love and always acts justly! For Selwyn Hughes, the ‘bottom line’ as regards God is His justice. He wrote, “Whatever God does, He does because it is right. Not that it is right because God does it, but that God does it because it is right. There is a world of difference between those two things”. This means that God has a just cause for everything he does. However, you can ONLY know and understand the love and justice of God by the leadings and guidance the Holy Spirit –1Corinthians 2:6-16. Receive Him then.
Richard Obeng Mensah, author of Persecutions are Promotions. Email: email@example.com. Blog: www.richard-obeng-mensah.blogspot.com