Food for Thought
John 1:14 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.
This may sound strange and I’m not trying to be smart nor give a different interpretation to this verse, but a thought that hopefully will provoke you to think differently about yourself. Listen!
Pro 23:7 For as he thinks in his heart, so is he. “Eat and drink!” he says to you, but his heart is not with you.
This is not a positive verse, but the lesson is helpful, the previous verse says this…
Pro 23:6 Do not eat the bread of a miser, nor desire his delicacies.
Why is he a miser? Or the meaning in Hebrew, “a person with an evil eye” the bible tells us that the eyes are the window of the soul (Mat 6:22-23), so it’s not what they say but what is in their heart, verse 7 declares what he says is different to what thinks.
But John 14 gives us a different picture, the word became flesh, in other words what was formulated first became the person, Jesus couldn’t have been in the natural anything different from who he was in the spirit. Why, because His heart, His Character came first.
Num 23:19 “God is not a man, that He should lie, nor a son of man, that He should repent. Has He said, and will He not do? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good?
This is His heart, but our reality is this!
Rom 12:2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.
So, we are all faced with a huge dilemma and that is that we aren’t what we think we are as much as we would like to, in other words we are faking it more than we would ever confess to.
Here’s what I say a lot to people who sit in my office moaning about someone else’s actions.
“No one lies, they just withhold enough truth to condemn the other but not themselves.”
So, it’s not until people start getting honest with their words and actions will they ever begin to make progress in their life.
So now I hope that we can understand why it is we fail to see the progress we long for and hopefully we can understand the thought of John 1:14.