The deeper life
We live in a world where men’s opinions and views openly compete and contradict those of God’s. Unconsciously, in our quest for relevance and acceptance of the world, we end up adopting worldly methods, approaches and philosophies that are contrary to our faith in Christ, (Colossians 2:6-8).
We live in a woke generation that is deep in learning, rationalising and free-thinking instead of God, (1 Corinthians 2:1-10). With more people getting educated and enlightened, we are seeing the rise of philosophical analysis of scriptures and the intellectualisation of scriptural truths and realities. People are fast becoming eloquent, logical and knowledgeable. The endowment in speech and knowledge comes with some dangers, however – people pay more attention to knowledge and insight than to devotion to God and the Christ. Eve took her eyes away from God and lusted after sense knowledge. The desire and quest within us to be deep must be a daily quest for the truth of God’s Word, (Psalm 1:1-3).
We are to desire and be determined to dig deeper into God’s Word by the Holy Spirit, Who delivers to us the deep things of God, both in scriptures and at God’s thought level, (1 Corinthians 2:9-10). The Holy Spirit is able to lead us into the deep things of this world and the deep things of God, (Psalm 92:5). In the natural as well as in the spiritual, there are deep things. In the natural, we have things like coding, rocket science, robotics, medicine and genetic engineering, among others. In the spiritual, we have deep things like incarnation, wisdom, righteousness, sanctification and redemption. The deeper life is a journey into the depth of the finished works of Christ that must translate to wisdom and power, (1 Corinthians 1:23-24). These two factors must rob off on our speech and character.
Pastor Sunday Ogidigbo, Holyhill Church, Lokogoma, Abuja
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