‘What do you mean, reasoning with God?’ someone may ask.
Listen! We all do it.
‘How do we do it?’ you may ask.
As I keep saying in this blog, I’m not going to beat around the bush, I say it, as it is.
We humans have become experts in presenting arguments in regard to actions, ideas, etc. We sometimes give excuses and rationalise our false beliefs. We sometimes take in good information and then twist it around, bend it, and then disregard it. And we sometimes, take in the wrong information and then twist it around to be true.
So, every action begins with a thought and reasoning, as you know. And every time we reason and state our case, we present it to God. Well, a lot of people don’t know this, but it is true – for we inherited it from Adam and Eve.
Now that you agree that a human must give a reason why they do something, examine yourself. As you know, the time we are given on the planet earth, we spend it with all kinds of explanations, ‘I’m doing this, because of this and that.’ In addition to this, we also explain our spiritual beliefs before God.
Consequently, we are so busy processing information in our minds, and we’re planning all the time; but we sometimes, drown in our bad ideas and beliefs, (Jeremiah 17:9-10) because we get deceived by our own hearts. So, after going through the day, we make our bed and sleep in it; for it is our comfort zone and rest; of course, we need to rest from tiredness of the day, and from the problems we have created or vice versa.
The sad thing is, humanity has fallen into the darkness of the devil’s manipulation, (through wrong reasoning and beliefs) which is scratching, pricking, and damaging them. No wonder, Jesus came to our rescue. John 3:16-21
God reasons with mankind; as mentioned before, He started with Adam and Eve, which goes on to all of us. We also learn from the Bible, that Jesus also gave reasons why a human must be saved – to gain eternal life. In the book of Isaiah 3:18, God says, ‘Come now, let us reason together…your sins are many; but if you’re willing and obedient, you’ll eat the best from the land…in other words, you’ll will enjoy life in peace.
God asks a lot of questions, which are designed to penetrate a human soul, and to get a human explain why they do, what they do. For example, a question we are all familiar with, ‘What do you want to do in life? This is a deep question, for it opens up our hearts. Many people say, ‘I want to do what makes me happy.’ However, as we get on with life, we fall into many bad traps, which are disguised as happiness, and created by Satan. Another question that goes into our minds, ‘Do you believe in Jesus?’ Another question Jesus asked Peter which goes to us too, ‘Do you love me?’ Note this – Jesus spoke as God Almighty. So, these questions are crucial when it comes to self-examination, and faith empowerment. Once you answer them correctly, you are on the road of salvation.
So, the question is – why do we ask questions and give reasons in our verbal communication? The answer is simple – we inherited it from God. We learn from the Bible, that when God does something, he always gives a reason. He gave a reason why he created; because it is good. (Genesis chapter 1) As mentioned earlier, we are always reasoning; for when we become ill, we give reasons why we want to get better – because it is good. When we want to get a job, we reason with a good answer. Many of us give reasons why we believe in God, because it is good. We want to be saved, because it good for us. We go to church, because it is good.
The devil also is uses communication to manipulate a human being; anytime, you reason badly, or believe in a false ideology, you copy its character. Sometimes, people give negative reasons why they don’t have faith in God; Charles Darwin used evolution to lie to others; so, they are so many tactics the devil uses to manipulate a human being, because it acts in hate and falsehood. Also, the devil uses its servants to deceive people, spread false preaching, and to derail people from the truth.
Sometimes when I do evangelism, I ask people whether they are connected to Jesus. Some of them give bad reasons, others, however, understand the reason why they need to be connected. Incidentally, God Almighty uses his servants to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ; for his servants understand the consequences of unbelief, the importance of living in righteousness, reasoning well and using the right words. So, I pray that the message in this blog opens your mind to understand God our creator and his plan for salvation through Jesus. God bless you!