Posted by: SandreS | December 14, 2009

The Divine Viewpoint in Our Relationships

The way we see things – any of us – all depends upon our viewpoint. Now there are two basic viewpoints: one is human, earthly and carnal; the other is divine, heavenly and spiritual.

Our viewpoint determines the way that we perceive things. If we view things humanly, earthly and carnally, then that is what we will “see.” We will always “see” the carnal, when we look from the carnal viewpoint; but if we will see things from God’s viewpoint we will “see” spiritually.

Example: sometimes we know there are discussions about hearing from each others’ hearts; speaking from the heart; knowing what’s in our hearts, talking heart to heart, sharing what’s on our hearts, and revealing our hearts. In all of this it is important that we keep the divine perspective. After all, it is His viewpoint that is true reality.

As believers, who are we? Who are we really? Well, let’s allow Paul to answer that question.

For to me to live is Christ … (Philippians 1:21).

I am crucified … but Christ lives in me (Galatians 2:20).

So who are we really? If it is true that we no longer live, but Christ lives in us – and that is true – and we want to get to know who we are, who in reality are we going to have to get to know, whether we are dealing with our “own heart” or the “heart of our brother?” Who are we going to have to get to know? The Lord Jesus Christ! He’s our true identity! If you really want to get to me, you must first get to know Him. If I am really going to get to know you, I must first get to know Him.

The truth of who He is removes our “need” to constantly evaluate, analyze or go over the past to get to know ourselves or our brothers. Christ frees us from all of this!

I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord (Romans 7:25).

Clyde L. Pilkington, Jr.
Bible Student’s Notebook
© 20009

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