God’s Goal in Communication: #1
God never says anything unless it is important and worth remembering. God is always to the point. He speaks clearly because he has specific objectives in mind.
God has a goal in His communication with you and with me. He wants us to know His expectations, His ways, and His desires. So He takes great care and time in communicating with us.
The first goal God has in communicating is that we comprehend the truth. The desire of God is that we understand fully what He is saying.
When God’s speaking voice seems indistinct, it is not because of His lack of clarity. Usually, it is something in our lives that is hindering a clear hearing of His Voice.
God has given to all believers a divine Person who lives within us to help us receive and understand the truth.
In 1 Corinthians 2:9 Paul told them in Corinth that-
…“Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love Him.”
If we consider this verse alone it might seem incomprehensible. However, if we add to it verse 10 we could better understand.
But God has revealed them to us through His Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God.
All believers have within them the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit perfectly knows the mind of God. It is the Holy Spirit, which communicates to our hearts the truth God wants us to hear.
Look at how Paul dealt with this in 1 Corinthians 2:12
Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might know the things that have been freely given to us by God.
He said it was so we might “know”. The Greek word for know is “oido”, the meaning is “fullness of knowledge”.
There are areas God wants us to comprehend. Under the heading of truth, He wants us to know the truth about Himself. His desire is not that we just talk about it but that we grasp it.
-Grasp His majesty
-Grasp His holiness
-Grasp His power
-Grasp His love
-Grasp His grace
-Grasp His joy
By comprehending these truths about the person of God, our lives are enriched, enabled and energized.
Paul was stoned, beaten, shipwrecked, slandered, rejected, imprisoned and for the most part treated badly. Yet, in the midst of a life-style that few would term encouraging, Paul said his aim was to “know God”. In Paul’s life, it was enriched with the knowledge of God.
In the Philippian jail, Jesus was the Deliverer. A Comforter in incarceration, forgiver of a shameful past.
On the Isle of Malta Jesus was the Healer. A guide on the missionary journeys Paul would make.
God wants us to know the truth about ourselves. The most important thing that God wants us to know is our position and our supernatural privileges in Christ.
Paul understood this and said in 1 Corinthians 1:30 he said-
But of Him you are in Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God—and righteousness and sanctification and redemption—
It is s shame that for many Christians their position in Christ is a little known fact. A degree from a college diploma confers “all the honors and privileges”. So then as one whose name is in the Lambs Book of Life, there are honors and privileges.
God wants us to know the truth about other people. His desire is that we not see people in the eyes of the world but rather as His chosen instruments and His creations.
When we begin to understand the truth of who God is and have a better understanding of ourselves as well as others. We are thoroughly equipped to be fruitful, productive servants on earth.
I hope you will come back next week as we continue to learn about “God’s Goal in Communication”.
A thought to ponder,