Tuesday, April 15, 2008

So Right, Yet So Wrong

When Egypt first conquered a land called Nubia, a
regiment of soldiers was sent across the desert
with an Arab guide. The men suffered extreme
thirst. Suddenly, they saw a lake in the
distance. It seemed logical to head right for the
Although their guide assured them the lake
was not real, the soldiers were convinced that it
was. It had to be; they could see it.
The soldiers decided to kill the guide and then set
out to reach the lake. But to their dismay, the
water turned out to be only a mirage. Every
soldier perished.

What seems logical isn't necessarily right.
God often doesn't follow the dictates of human
logic. That doesn't mean He's illogical, but that
His logic transcends ours. The way God does
things is not always the way we do things (Isa.
55:8-9). While we are limited in knowledge and
power, God is omniscient and omnipotent. While we
are trapped in time and space, God is eternal and
omnipresent. Our logic reflects our limitations;
God's logic reflects His unlimited ability.

Take care when following human reasoning—it may
seem right at the time, but "its end is the way
of death" (Prov. 14:12).
Always trust God's logic; it's the way of life. To know God's logic
you must know His will, and to know God's will
you must read His Word. That's where you must
begin today.

Logic is only as good as its source.

"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son,
that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

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