Everyone thinks different. Have you ever wondered what on earth someone was thinking because they think so much different than you? An example of thinking different is the great divide in our country between Democrats and Republicans. Both are convinced they are right and can’t understand why the other side doesn’t see it their way. There is another way we earthlings think different. We think different than God, at least, many do.
There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end, it is the way of death (Proverbs 16:25).
When we think different than God, the consequences can be catastrophic. It can mean the difference between heaven and hell. Billions do what they, in their unsaved state, think is right. But if it turns out if it is different than the way God thinks. Again, the consequences can be grave.
Our way of thinking is very important. The stakes are high and the results of our way of thinking have eternal consequences. The best thing for us to do is learn to think like God. And it can be done. As Christians, we have the mind of Christ (1 Corinthians 2:16). We also have the very Spirit of God resident in us who even searches out the deep things of God (1 Corinthians 2:10). Armed with the mind of Christ and the Spirit of God, we can have great success renewing our mind and thinking like God.
Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God (Romans 12:2).
One of the main reasons why believers are at odds with the way the world thinks is because we study God’s way of thinking in the scriptures. The more we study, the more we think like God. Because a committed believer studies the Bible, he can have a conversation with an unbeliever and be on completely different planets. It is because he is thinking like God. The unbeliever thinks he is right, but, like our first verse said, he only thinks he is right. He really isn’t.
Often even believers think a lot like the world. You see it in the way they spend money, time, energy, vote and on and on. It is because they take in the things of the world more than the things of God. The world tells them how to think. The problem is, how the world thinks does not end well. If a believer spends little time in their Bible, they tend to think a lot like the average sinner.
As believers, we are supposed to be completely different in this world. The way to do that is to be transformed by the renewing of our mind. And the way to be renew is devote time in the Bible, God’s handbook on how to think. But by renewing our mind, the believer thinks more like God and is different.
The Bible makes it very clear that the way the average sinner thinks is at complete odds with the way God thinks. It is imperative we become people who think like God. It is the difference between being right and wrong, or worse, the difference between heaven and hell.