Have you ever said or heard someone exclaim, “You can’t mix religion and politics”? Or, “You can’t talk about religion and politics!” Are those statements the ABSOLUTE TRUTH?
In response to these statements and hundreds of others we must ask, “Where do you find that in Scripture?”
We are masters at speaking from our human viewpoint which has a fleshly, sin-cursed, short-sighted, temporal, non-omniscient foundation (Jeremiah 17:9). Yet, we are so prone to believe what we see, assume, think and/or hear from humanistic viewpoint. How sad that we will believe and restate trite sayings that have no biblical background. And, quite frankly, we live as though we are the most intelligent person alive because we listen to ourselves more than anyone else. Just track your thinking today and see how much you listen to yourself rather than preach the truth to yourself.
So, what does God’s Word say about our human viewpoint? Should we really trust in our fleshly thinking?
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; . . . Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and depart from evil (Proverbs 3:5, 7).
There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death (Proverbs 14:12).
“For 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).
For the mind that is set on the flesh is hostile to God, for it does not submit to God’s law; indeed, it cannot. For to set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace (Rom. 8:2, 6).
Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth [human viewpoint] (Colossians 3:2).
Human viewpoint and divine viewpoint are polar opposites. They do not mix. The two statements mentioned in the first paragraph are not true as we will see in tomorrow’s blog post as we shed the light of God’s Truth upon them. In meantime, fill you mind with Scripture that sets you free and leads you in the right paths (Psalms 23; 119). Better yet, you search the Scriptures and see if those statements are true or false. See you tomorrow.