They Don't "Get" Me
The Lord confides in those fear him. He teaches them his covenant. My eyes are always on the Lord, for he rescues me from the traps of my enemies.
People tend to look at Christians like we’re from another planet because of the way we think, by the things we do, and by the things we don’t do. But the opposite is true too. I can’t relate to unbelievers at all. Their sense of justice is arbitrary, their wisdom is destructive, and their selfishness affects their relationships, workplace, and society in general. The only ideas they get are their own or from other broken people.
But those of us who have Jesus not only receive discipline and direction, we also continually receive instruction, insight, and real wisdom. God never stops teaching us.
But the wisdom from above is first of all pure. It is also peace loving, gentle at all times, and willing to yield to others. It is full of mercy and the fruit of good deeds. It shows no favoritism and is always sincere. And those who are peacemakers will plant seeds of peace and reap a harvest of righteousness. (James 3:17-18)
This description of God’s wisdom is very general, but God is very personal, and he reveals to us personally every day how to specifically implement his wisdom into our lives. The Lord confides in those fear him... He reveals things to us that others don’t know. That’s why we make no sense to them.
But people who aren’t spiritual can’t receive these truths from God’s Spirit. It all sounds foolish to them and they can’t understand it, for only those who are spiritual can understand what the Spirit means. Those who are spiritual can evaluate all things, but they themselves cannot be evaluated by others. For,
“Who can know the Lord’s thoughts?
Who knows enough to teach him?”
But we understand these things, for we have the mind of Christ. (1 Corinthians 2:14-16)
God doesn’t confide in those who don’t fear him, so they don’t understand him and they don’t “get” me.
Thank you for giving us your wisdom, teaching us, and revealing to us what to do and how to live. Thank you for showing me real right and real wrong, for not only giving instruction in your Word but also discernment through your Holy Spirit. I am not alone to navigate through my life. You are so good to me and I love you and thank you and pray in Jesus’ name, amen.