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 Logical or worldly reasoning

John 6:7-9 Philip answered Him, “Two hundred denarii worth of bread is not sufficient for them, that every one of them may have a little.” 8 One of His disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, said to Him, 9 “There is a lad here who has five barley loaves and two small fish, but what are they among so many?”

Numbers 11:22, 22 And Moses said, “The people whom I am among are six hundred thousand men on foot; yet You have said, ‘I will give them meat, that they may eat for a whole month.’ 22 Shall flocks and herds be slaughtered for them, to provide enough for them? Or shall all the fish of the sea be gathered together for them, to provide enough for them?” 23 And the LORD said to Moses, “Has the LORD’s arm been shortened? Now you shall see whether what I say will happen to you or not.”

When our Lord spoke to His disciple about the leaven of the Pharisees, they were reasoning among themselves about the bread that they left ashore. We saw before that reasoning was the biggest hindrance in listing to God ‘s voice. There are many types of reasoning one can have, which may hinder in listening to the Holy Spirit. First, Logical or worldly reasoning: In this incident mentioned in the above verses, we can see how the mind of the disciples worked. Philip reasoned according to the regular reasoning of the world, saying two hundred denarii worth of bread will not be sufficient for this crowd. One more example of this type of reasoning is from the great man of God. He also tends to reason in a logical way. He could have acquired this skills based on his education in Egypt. Moses reasoned with God, whether all the fish in the sea would be enough to feed this whole congregation. Like Moses and the disciple of our Lord, we also have this tendency of reasoning. Whether we are great or small, whether we are matured or starting to grow in the Lord, this reasoning will hit every one’s mind when it comes to know the will of God or the providence of God. This logical reasoning will hinder your ability to listen to what God is trying to speak to you. Your reasoning would drag you one way and God is trying to tell you something that is great and mighty things, which you do not know (Jer 33:3). We can not eliminate this reasoning, but we can ignore them and park them aside and make way for God’s awesome power to display in our life. Whenever the logical reasoning tend to overcome us, you suppress it or rebuke it in the name of Lord Jesus Christ and then open your mind or free up your mind to receive the ever flowing living word of God. To avoid this barrier, practice this, by placing trust in Him, and it would greatly benefit in hearing the voice of the Lord.

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