The Light of Christ Journey

Encouraging people on their journey with Christ

He Knows - In God's Image

What are you thinking about right now? I may not know what you are thinking about, but Jesus knows what we are thinking. No matter how your day is going, Jesus is aware of what is going on. He is not a God that is far away or does not care.

Our God is a loving God who is continually watching over us. Like a good parent, sometimes watching over us means bringing correction or conviction of sin. The Lord does not do this to hinder or make our life difficult, but because He knows we all need correction at times.

Jesus Knew What the Pharisees Were Thinking

In the four Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John there is an ongoing tension between the Pharisees, the teachers of the religious law, and Jesus. While those leaders knew a lot about the Scriptures, they did not personally know the God they studied about.

Their hearts remained hardened and distant from God. They had knowledge but their hearts were not transformed by God’s word. Jesus called them whitewashed tombs. They looked good on the outside but were dead on the inside like bones in a tomb.

When Jesus forgave the paralyzed man, they were angry because they did not believe Jesus could forgive sins. When Jesus healed the paralyzed man, it demonstrated who He was.

The Story of the Pharisees and Their Thoughts

Luke 5:19Then they lowered the sick man on his mat down into the crowd, right in front of Jesus. 20 Seeing their faith, Jesus said to the man, “Young man, your sins are forgiven.”

21 But the Pharisees and teachers of religious law said to themselves, “Who does he think he is? That’s blasphemy! Only God can forgive sins!”

 22 Jesus knew what they were thinking, so he asked them, “Why do you question this in your hearts? 23 Is it easier to say ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or ‘Stand up and walk’? 24 So I will prove to you that the Son of Man has the authority on earth to forgive sins.” Then Jesus turned to the paralyzed man and said, “Stand up, pick up your mat, and go home!” 25 And immediately, as everyone watched, the man jumped up, picked up his mat, and went home praising God. [1]

Jesus Knows Your Thoughts

What does the Lord want you to think about? Our mind is a wonderful gift from God and one thing I have learned over time is to focus on good things. I may fail to do this consistently, but when I do it makes an amazing difference. 

Philippians 4:And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.[2] Jesus knows what we are thinking. To hear more about this, listen here:

[1,2] Tyndale House Publishers. (2015). Holy Bible: New Living Translation . Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale House Publishers.

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