“God Sense” is Not Common
Proverbs 9:10 (KJB) The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.
2 Timothy 3:16-17 (KJB) All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: 17 That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.
I am sure you have heard many jokes, quips, and quotes over the years about a person having the presence of, or existing in the absence of common sense. But are you as readily acquainted with “god sense?” Both do exist. One sense is godly while the other is worldly in nature.
Yes, there is a world of difference between “God sense” and “common sense.” Common sense refers to that which is common and readily available in this world. Common sense is readily accessible, palatable, pertinent, and acclimated to the prevailing culture and climate found in this world.
“God sense” is a godly logic which is not natural. It is not at home in this world. It is spiritually foreign in the midst of the dark and deadly environment at work in this world. It belongs exclusively to citizens of Heaven. It is a knowledge that has existed since the beginning. It is powerfully presented and patterned for all mankind in the inspired pages of God’s Word. It is outwardly peculiar and spiritually contentious to the unregenerate heart condition of the natural man. It is spiritually set apart from the common presence of usual natural logic. “God logic” is often termed strange and old fashioned. It is a godly holy logic which is always found at work inside quickened hearts. It greatly contrasts the presence and character of the natural man who is led solely by common sense unleashed by the god of this world.
Common sense is a dark and deadly wisdom as measured against the eternal and righteous nature of God found at work in men who are ruled by “God Sense”
Possessing common knowledge allows man to exist and attempt to manage his own affairs in this world facing certain eternal death without eternal fellowship with God.
Possessing “God Sense” permits the regenerated man to rely upon the perfect and eternal nature of God both as he sojourns on this earth and forevermore.