Saturday, November 11, 2017

Your High IQ Won't Find God

Mensa is an organization whose members have an IQ of 140 or higher. A few years ago at a Mensa convention in San Francisco, several members lunched at a local cafe.  While dining, they discovered the salt shaker contained pepper and the pepper shaker had salt. How could they swap the contents of the bottles without spilling and using only the implements at hand? Clearly, this was a job for Mensa!

The group came up with a brilliant solution involving a napkin, a straw and an empty saucer. They called the waitress over to dazzle her with their solution. “Ma’am,” they said, “we couldn’t help but notice the pepper shaker contains salt and the salt shaker…’
“Oh,” interrupted the waitress. “Sorry about that.” She unscrewed the caps of both bottles and switched them.

Know-it-all people don’t have all the answers, especially when it comes to spiritual things. Jesus said, “I praise You, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that You have hidden these things from the wise and intelligent and have revealed them to infants” (Luke 10:21).

God hides things from the wise and intelligent? He’s not against those with high IQs. After all, God is the one who made them intelligent. He’s talking about those who think they’re so smart they don’t need God and won’t acknowledge Him as their creator.  
He reveals things to infants? God reveals truth to those who have humbled themselves and depend on Him, like an infant depends on its mother.

We discover God’s truth through His Spirit revealing it to our hearts, not through our intellect. “But the unbeliever does not welcome what comes from God’s Spirit, because it is foolishness to him; he is not able to understand it since it is evaluated spiritually (1 Cor. 2:14 HCSB).

God wants a relationship with everyone—whether your IQ is 80 or 180, but we must come to Him as a child. Jesus said, “Truly I say to you, unless you are converted and become like children, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven” (Matt. 18:3). You don’t have to be a member of Mensa to find God. He made it so simple that even a child can find Him.

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