My husband is a thinker. He is an analytical man who’s motto is: Sure it works in practice, but does it work in theory? One of his favorite verses is:
It is the glory of God to conceal a matter, But the glory of kings is to search out a matter.Prov 25:2
Well, he often gets people (feelers rather than thinkers) telling him that he doesn’t have to think so much. As if God made a mistake in making him DELIGHT in thinking and searching and with great abilities in this area. But there are many people who, for whatever reason, continue to try and get Kevin to stop thinking about the scriptures so much. He has struggled with this “help” from others most of his Christian life.
I, on the other hand, can seldom remember if I even spent time in the Word on any given day! I trust the Lord to feed my spirit since my mind has seemed to disengage with reality.
Well, being home today with a minor physical issue, I was reading in Luke in preparation for a bible study I’ll be doing with the boys in school the next 2 months. I came across these verses, which I’m SURE were not in my bible prior to this! (God does that a lot with me. He puts verses in to surprise me with things I’d never seen before! )
Therefore, since I myself have carefully investigated everything from the beginning, it seemed good also to me to write an orderly account for you, most excellent Theophilus, so that you may know the certainty of the things you have been taught. Luke 1:3-4
Isn’t this a cool insight? Here we have Luke. Not just a disciple, not just a doctor, but a scholar as well. He is doing careful investigation. He is doing research on EVERYTHING from the beginning of all things Jesus. Then, he is taking all his careful research and putting it in order. He’s writing a dissertation! And why? So that those who read will be able to have CONFIDENCE AND CERTAINTY in their faith. He wants them to know that there is fact behind the faith, truth behind the teachings.
Luke was a Kevin! He was a thinker, an analytical man, someone who wanted to search out a matter.
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that God didn’t tell him, “Luke, you don’t have to think so much. Don’t study all this out, it’s OK.” Nope, God allowed, no, ordained that Luke’s writings be part of the Holy Scriptures. To me, this says a lot about God’s delight in His children using their gifts and talents for His glory and for the Kingdom.
So, to all you thinkers and analyzers…GO TO IT and give God glory!
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