And 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 NKJV


A devotional for November 27th through December 3rd


Last week during Sabbath School at church, an interesting situation presented itself that got me thinking.  There were 3 of us in the room, me and two students.  We were sitting around a round table beginning the lesson when the young man sitting next to me asked “what kind of bird is that sitting on top of that pole”?  I looked out the window and could not see anything but assumed it was a hawk.  The young man sitting across from me said he couldn’t see anything and asked, “what pole”?  We all saw different things looking out the window.

I got up and walked to a line of sight where the first young man must have been looking and saw a pole close to our building with a large hawk perched on top.  There was a bit of a discussion as the other young man still did not see this pole or hawk, until he leaned forward, then he saw it.

Each of us saw something different looking out of the window due to our “perspectives”.  From our individual positions, where we were, we saw things differently.  But when we discussed and adjusted and tried to see where the others were coming from, then we saw the same thing. 

We all come from different places, different perspectives.  As we grow and learn, we need to keep an open mind and try and see things from another person’s vantage point.  When we adjust our perspective, we may see what the other is seeing.  Or, when they adjust to ours, they may see what we are seeing.  This is how studying the Bible is.  We all bring our views on how we are “seeing” what is said.  We often see different things but as we discuss and study, our minds are opened to new truths the Holy Spirit is imparting on us.

When going over any point in the Bible with someone, pray for the Holy Spirit to guide.  Then look at all the perspectives and you may just discover a truth that you never realized was there.  Let God guide you.  He will guide you to His truth.

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