HH, Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div
7. A Hard Thinker
“Brethren, be not children in understanding: howbeit in malice be ye children, but in understanding be men.” (1 Corinthians 14:20).
It is not easy to be a leader of people who can outthink you.
A leader must be one who, when he sees a set of circumstances, thinks about it. He sits down with a pad and pencil and doodles and writes and creates.
Prove all things; hold fast that which is good. (1 Thessalonians 5:21).
He is critical in the best sense of the word, that is, not gullible or faddish or trendy. He weighs things and considers the pros and cons and always has a significant rationale for the decisions that he makes. Careful and rigorous thought is not contrary to a reliance on prayer and divine revelation.
The apostle Paul said to Timothy in 2 Timothy 2:7, “Consider what I say; and the Lord give thee understanding in all things.”
In other words, God’s way of imparting to us insight is not to short-circuit the intellectual process.