Is not our thinking sometimes confused when we begin the process of trying to come up with solutions to this or that challenge?
For example, we ask, “WHAT” is the solution - like “WHAT” is an animate object.
A “WHAT” can accomplish nothing without a “WHO” attached to it in some way.
In politics we are constantly focusing on “WHAT” will deliver us from this or that problem or “WHAT” will be the solution to this or that dilemma.
“WHAT”, by itself, is never the solution to anything.
It is the “WHO” behind the “WHAT” from whence the solution emerges.
Nowhere is this more powerfully and unmistakably expressed than in one of the Apostle Paul’s letters to the church in Corinth. In 1 Corinthians chapter 1, verses 3-5, we have these words.
“Grace to you and peace from God the Father and our
Lord Jesus Christ, who gave Himself for our sins,
that He might deliver us from this present evil age,
according to the will of our God and Father, to whom
be glory forever and ever. Amen.”
This does not say “WHAT” will deliver us from this present evil age, it says “WHO” will deliver us.
When, as professed Christ followers, we take an honest and critical look at all that divides us, all that keeps us from being perceived by the world as no better, no worse than those who have no life in Him, let’s be honest. It is the “WHATS” that divide us. It is NOT the “WHO”.
By this shall all men know that you are My disciples,
if you have love for one another.” (John 13:35)
It isn’t WHAT or how much we know or WHAT we believe it’s WHO we know, in WHOM we believe and WHO knows us.
OH! REALLY? YES!