I woke this morning remembering one of the first truths that God revealed to me a very long time ago. It has served me well and I think that today is a good day to share it. As one minister stated,”We live forward but we learn backwards.” So after being served very well by this simple principle, years later I came to see that this truth is based on God’s written word: This truth is: “Just because they don’t say anything doesn’t mean that they don’t know.”
I believe that it is God’s grace and mercy that others don’t share with us all they know about us or a given situation. As a believer, I know that I don’t always say all that I know for two basic reasons:
1) At the time, I would be too much of “me” in my words, actions and attitude; and
2) Because I know personally, that the Holy Spirit is such a gentle, competent and thorough teacher.
This doesn’t mean that I (we) never address or confront others, but only in the wisdom of God. And God’s word says:
A fool uttereth all his mind: but a wise man keepeth it in till afterwards__ Proverbs 29:11KJV
Today, I see a good number of people living like ” temperature takers”, gauges aka thermometers__ allowing “the atmosphere” to dictate behavior. Some change only when the pressure is great, as in a crisis or under a strong desire__Godly or unGodly.
As Christ followers, we can see in John 5:19 that Jesus said that He did only what He saw His Father do. Jesus purposely set his “thermostat” to do God’s will. Jesus lived responsibly, not re-actively.
Then answered Jesus and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do: for what things soever he doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise.__John 5:19 KJV