Blessed Consideration

7 Consider what I say, for the Lord will give you understanding in everything (2 Timothy 2).

So ends Paul’s descriptions of faithful believers. Like good soldiers suffering hardship, like rule-following athletes running a good race, and like hard-working farmers harvesting their crops, all of these are important aspects of what it means to live the Christian life.

As we “consider” them, the Lord gives us “understanding.” As we think about them, He gives us accurate reasoning powers. Thus, here is yet another example of the great mystery of our responsibility coupled with God’s sovereignty. Where does one begin and the other end? At just what point is our thinking fused with God’s?

Lord, we confess that we would never come to know truth without You giving us understanding. Bless our considerations This Day as we use our minds so that You might infuse them with truth. Amen.