標 題： 我的道路非同你們的道路
經 節： 耶和華說：我的意念非同你們的意念；我的道路非同你們的道路。天怎樣高過地，照樣，我的道路高過你們的道路；我的意念高過你們的意念。（以賽亞書五十五章8∼9節）
Ways Are Not Our Ways
My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways," says the
LORD. "For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher
than your ways, And My thoughts than your thoughts. (Isaiah 55:8-9)
Rarely does God do something exactly as we
think He will. Our problem is that we try to second-guess God, saying, “Oh, now
I know what God is planning to do!” Moses experienced this as he learned how
God was going to deliver the Hebrews out of Egypt. God told him He would harden
Pharaoh’s heart. Yet, the result was not what Moses anticipated. Rather than
allowing the Hebrews to leave, Pharaoh increased their hardship. Rather than
becoming a hero among the Hebrews, Moses was despised by them for bringing
greater suffering. Moses returned to the Lord and asked, “Lord, why have You
brought trouble on this people? Why is it You have sent me?”(Exod. 5:22). Much
of the frustration we experience as Christians has nothing to do with what God
does or doesn’t do. It has everything to do, rather, with the false assumptions
we make about how we think God will and should act.
Have you ever done the will of God and
then things seemed to become worse? Moses completely misunderstood what the
results of His obedience to God would be. When things did not turn out as he
anticipated, Moses became discouraged. God had told Moses what to do, but He
had not told Moses what the consequences would be.
It is foolish to attempt to do God’s work
using your own “common sense.” God does not eliminate your common sense, He
consecrates it. He gives you His wisdom so you can understand His ways.
As you look back on God’s activity in your
life, you will recognize the supreme wisdom in how He has led you. As you look
forward to what God may do, be careful you do not try to predict what He will
do next. You may find yourself completely off the mark.