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Principles which Defy logic and Divine Paradoxes

Divine principles are often the opposite of those of the world. When God is at work, logic, rules and mathematics all have to give way to a higher law - the law of the Divine. ‘Consider the work of God; for who can make straight what He has made crooked?’ (Ecclesiastes 7:13).

A paradox is defined to be ‘a tenet or proposition contrary to received opinion, and seemingly absurd, but true in fact.’ The Bible is full of paradoxes: God’s thoughts and ways are higher than human thoughts and ways and therefore may appear impossible and even absurd from a human perspective.

‘The first problem for all of us, men and women, is not to learn, but to unlearn’ - Gloria Steinem, women’s rights activist and editor.

With God nothing is impossible, for God can turn unreality into reality and bring that which is nothing to something. ‘Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen’ (Hebrews 11:1).

When God is at work don’t be surprised if everything human is turned on its head. God delights in doing the unexpected, the unpredictable and overturning the laws of probability.

Scriptures that Turn Human Logic on its Head
  • We conquer by yielding (Matthew 5:5 with Romans 12:20-210.
  • We reign by serving (Mark 10:42-44).
  • We rest under a yoke (Matthew 11:28-30).
  • We are exalted by being humble (Matthew 23:12).
  • We become great by becoming little (Matthew 18:4).
  • We live by dying (John 12:24-25 with 2 Corinthians 4:10-11).
  • We become free by becoming slaves (Romans 6:17-22 with Romans 8:2).
  • We become wise by becoming foolish (1 Corinthians 1:20-21).
  • We see unseen things (2 Corinthians 4:18).
  • We possess all things by having nothing (2 Corinthians 6:10).
  • We glory in our infirmities (2 Corinthians 12:5).
  • We triumph by defeat (2 Corinthians 12:7-9).
  • When we are weak then we are strong (2 Corinthians 12:10).

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