“For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord”
The system of judges was set up long before Jesus physically came to us. Many Old Testament people
became famous judges, but try as we may from one generation to the next, there has never been a perfect
earthly system, and even today sometimes innocent people are sentenced to oblivion and guilty ones are set
free. We live in an imperfect world administered by imperfect people. This we know.
Left to our own devices, sometimes we can’t figure even the simplest things out. Whatever plans we make
rarely turn out precisely as we’d hoped. Fortunately for Christians God’s plan is always bigger and wiser and
even when we mess up, which we usually do, God already has it sorted out and the situation turns out better
than we could have anticipated.
It’s just difficult for us to make perfect judgments because we are greatly influenced by the way things affect
our own little space, and what seems important to us likely makes little to no impression upon God who’s
looking ahead - way ahead. That doesn’t mean that God is not interested in everything we do, because God
is, but ultimately God is the bigger picture. God knows the end before the beginning every time and is more
than ready to guide us in the right direction if we’ll stop long enough to consult Him. Rarely, however, do we
do that. We forge ahead without a clue as what we’re doing and blindly hope for the best. In contrast, the
outcome couldn’t be clearer to God who is a far better captain of our ship than we can ever hope to be.
The Apostle Paul exhorted us to let go of our hang-ups and move into God’s mindset, a state of being which
Jesus exhorted us to grasp by His own example, encouraging us to rise to His level of consciousness.
Philippians 2:5, “Let this mind be in you which was in Christ Jesus.”
It doesn’t get any clearer than that.