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So Are My Ways Higher Than Your Ways

December 30, 2019


So Are My Ways Higher Than Your Ways

Many foo-foo  the claim  of Jesus being born  as the Savior  of the world.      To them  the Christmas story  is just another myth  that people like to use  as an excuse  to celebrate.      So they arrogantly  “tolerate”  those who fall  for such “fables”,  as they roll their eyes  and smile “knowingly”.

But,  quite a few facts remain.      None of these supposedly  “knowing”  people  can create a seed  that will grow into a fruit-producing plant.      Neither can they create a universe — let alone a little meteorite — and keep everything in orbit  for thousands of years.      They can’t even keep themselves alive  beyond the appointed moment  for their death.      So,  their knowledge base  is relatively non-existent  in comparison  to all  that is in creation.

As Christians wonder  at the onslaught  of supposedly  “educated”  nay-sayers,  we can take comfort  in the LORD’s word  to us.      There are so many passages  of comfort,  amongst which  Isaiah 55:6-9  can be included,

Seek the LORD  while He may be found;
Call upon Him  while He is near.
Let the wicked  forsake his way,
And the unrighteous man  his thoughts;
And let him  return  to the LORD,
And He will  have compassion  on him;
And to our God,
For He will  abundantly pardon.
“For My thoughts  are not  your thoughts,
Neither are  your ways  My ways,”  declares the LORD.
“For as the heavens  are higher  than the earth,
So are  My ways  higher  than your ways,
And My thoughts  than your thoughts.”

As human beings,  we all have  a relatively short time  to live on earth.      That means  we have a very short time  to realize  who and what we are — in comparison  to who God Almighty is.

And then,  in comes the miracle of Christmas.      God still loves us all  in the Christ Child.      He tenderly tells the wicked  to  forsake his way,  and asks the unrighteous  to forsake his  thoughts.      All they need to do  is return to the LORD God Almighty  who created them,  and redeems them  in Christ Jesus.      That’s not asking much.      God wants  to have compassion  on absolutely everyone.      God is ever so willing  to pardon  and forgive  all of our sins  for Jesus’ sake.

People are so filled  with doubts,  fears,  bitterness,  and hopelessness.      They don’t feel  there is any way  they can really  turn back to God and actually be forgiven.      But,  God basically tells them  to knock it off,  when He affirms,

“For My thoughts  are not  your thoughts,
Neither are your ways  My ways,”  declares the LORD.
“For as the heavens  are higher  than the earth,
So are  My ways  higher  than your ways,
And My thoughts  than your thoughts.”

That is an astounding truth.      We are not God.      God is God.      He is nothing like us  measly,  decrepit sinners.      We can’t think  like God Almighty.      He has a love  that we can’t even comprehend.      And His almighty love  truly is willing  to forgive absolutely all  our sins,  when we turn to Him.

And so,  the Savior can come  into our hearts,  bring us to repentance,  change our lives,  and grant us  the gift of eternal life.      We are sinners — but,  God can change us.      God is able  to make us  His children  through faith  in Christ Jesus.

Those thoughts  certainly are higher  than our thoughts.      And,  God is able.

As we think  on God’s ongoing love,  we say,  “Hallelujah!      LORD,  the faithfulness  of Your ongoing love  is wondrous.”




A Christian devotional to glorify the LORD of lords and God of gods


Pray for our country.


This is the day which the LORD has made;
Let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24


The word of the LORD is tried;
He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.
Psalm 18:30


Sing for joy in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;
Praise is becoming  to the upright.
Psalm 33:1


How blessed are those  who dwell in Thy house!
They are ever praising Thee.
Psalm 84:4


Just as a father has compassion  on his children,
So the LORD has compassion on those who fear Him.
Psalm 103:13


Oh give thanks to the LORD,  for He is good;
For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
Psalm 107:1


Glory in His holy name;
Let the heart of those who seek the LORD be glad.
Psalm 105:3


Not that I have already obtained it, or have already become perfect, but I press on in order that
I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus.
Philippians 3:12






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