Jesus and His Church

Lamplight vs. Sunlight

I ran across this quote the other day and something about it made me stop. I asked RC what he thought about it, and I liked the example he gave.

“It’s like when I fix my hair in the morning in the bathroom light, and then go outside in the sunlight and realize my hair doesn’t look anything like I thought it did.”


As I have known the Lord more over the years, so much of what I thought was true has been proven false in the light of Jesus Christ. Things like, “God helps those who help themselves,” and “God won’t give us more than we can handle.” Baloney. Bologna. In the true Light I have found that God helps those who ask for it, and God does give us more than we can handle so that we’ll turn to Him and learn to let Him handle it.

I’ve also learned that God’s primary purpose isn’t to save the lost. Saving the lost is the means to His primary purpose, but not the purpose itself. God’s purpose is a house and family for Himself, a Body and Bride for the Son, and a temple for the Spirit. These aren’t nice analogies Paul used, but spiritual realities that God is actively producing.

So, how would I paraphrase the above quote?

“What is true by man’s wisdom is not always true by God’s wisdom.”

What are some things you once thought were true, but as you’ve known the Lord more have discovered to be false? What does the quote mean to you?

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