When we look at the magnitude of the universe, the earth, the planets, the stars, and the galaxies, we cannot but be amazed at the Creator and the vastness of His imagination and His mind.
It is almost impossible to fathom God’s mind, but much of it is revealed when we go deeper into the Word.
Psalms 8:3-4 (NKJV) — David wrote, “When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers; the moon and the stars, which You have ordained, what is man that You are mindful of Him.”
The Lord spoke through the prophet, saying, “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts are higher than your thoughts.” — Isaiah 55.9 (NKJV)
How is the Mind of God Different
The Promises of God are Never Broken,
Psalm 105:8 (NKJV) — says, “He remembers His covenant forever, the word which He commanded for a thousand generations.” God remembered His covenant to Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and the nation of Israel, saying, “To you, I will give the land of Canaan as the allotment of your inheritance.” — Psalm 105:11 (NKJV)
Abraham and Sarah were given a divine assurance that, despite their advanced years, God would bless them with a son. Miraculously, Sarah gave birth to Isaac when she was 90 years old. “The Lord did for Sarah as He had spoken”.
God Remembers His Children
God remembers His people, His plans, and His promises. He works in a way that aligns with His faithfulness. He remembered Noah when he acted in line with God’s promise to protect his family.
When we look at the life of Joseph, who was forsaken by his brothers and sold into slavery, he ends up in prison after being falsely accused by Potiphar’s wife. He was then forgotten by the chief butler who could have helped secure his freedom. But he was not forgotten by God, who orchestrated his release from prison to become the second-highest officer in charge of Egypt. “But as for you, you meant evil against me; but God meant it for good,” — Gen. 50:20 (NKJV).
Apostle Paul was forgotten and forsaken by the people he converted and his close friends, but he knew that God would never forget or leave him. “But the Lord stood with me and strengthened me, so that the message might be preached fully through me, and that all the Gentiles might hear. Also I was delivered out of the mouth of the lion. And the Lord will deliver me from every evil work and preserve me for His heavenly kingdom. To Him be glory forever and ever. Amen” —2 Tim. 4:17-18 (NKJV)
Our Sins are Forgotten
Isaiah 43:25 (NKJV) — “I, even I am He who blots out your transgressions for My own sake; and I will not remember your sins.”
God does not remember our sins. He shows us mercy and sees us as righteous; He does not act against us according to how we sin. When God forgives, He does not call our sins to remembrance. He does not tell us He is disappointed in us or make us feel shameful.
Psalms 103:12 (NKJV) says God removes our sin from us as far as the “east is from the west”. “I will remember their sins no more” in Hebrew 10:17 (NKJV) doesn’t mean our sins have escaped His mind, but He does not hold it against us. God treats us like we never sinned.
There are many things our minds cannot understand. We do not comprehend when the wicked get away with what they have done, when the righteous are persecuted, when a child dies at a young age, or a teenage girl is going through continuous abuse.
Job certainly did not understand when he lost everything, including his ten children, in just one day, yet he humbly bowed and worshipped the Lord. He did not understand when his friends turned against him, but he chose to hold on to God, whose understanding is infinite. Job said, “Though He slay me, yet will I trust Him” — Job 13:15 (NKJV). And in Job 23:10 (NKJV) , Job said, “He knows the way that I take; when He has tested me, I shall come forth as gold.”
Psalm 147:5 (NKJV) — “Great is our Lord and mighty in power; His understanding is infinite.”
The Mind of God Is Knowledge
1 Sam. 2:3 says, “For the Lord is the God of knowledge.” There is nothing that God does not know. He knows the secrets of the heart and the thoughts of man. David said, “For there is not a word on my tongue, but behold, O Lord, You know it altogether” — Psalm 139:4 (NKJV).
Psalm 147:4 (NKJV) — says, “He counts the number of the stars; He knows them all by name.” Jesus said to His disciples, “Are not five sparrows sold for two copper coins? And not one of them is forgotten before God” — Luke 12:6 (NKJV). Then Christ went on to say, “But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.”
Our Relationship with God is on His Mind
God knows who His children are. 2 Tim. 2:19 (NKJV) —, “The Lord knows those who are His”. Many of us call ourselves Christians, but God knows who is His. And Jesus said the day is coming when we all must stand before God and the fake will be exposed.
Can we honestly say we are one of His? We cannot fool God because His knowledge is complete.
“Wisdom is obtained by reading the mind of God” - Wallace D. Wattles