by Randy Chambers, 2015-06-23
2 Corinthians 3:5, NKJV: Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think of anything as being from ourselves, but our sufficiency is from God.
The disciples often reasoned things among themselves. When Jesus said, “I have bread to eat that you know not of,” and again, when He asked them where they would get food for all the people, they reasoned among themselves and settled on answers that made sense to them. But Heavenly Bread often goes unnoticed, and the way it can be used to feed a multitude escapes our reasoning. When a church youth group came back from a retreat excited about Jesus, they were informed that the feeling would not last, and not only that—that God wouldn’t keep them on the spiritual peak because it would not be spiritually healthy. Realistically, we all believe this to be at least partially true. Many of us have experienced the ‘coming down’ feeling. If our spiritual peak is purely emotional, perhaps theirs further truth there still. But, although we reason things so, or have experienced such things, God is able to do above and beyond our reasoning. With God all things are possible. And scripture should be where we look for the Truth that supersedes the best of our reason. After all, what do we really know? As far as we know, the highest spiritual peak we have ever reached could only be a plateau on the way up to higher places.