The Right Mind

The Right Mind by Kirk Hunt

Then they went out to see what had happened, and came to Jesus, and found the man from whom the demons had departed, sitting at the feet of Jesus, clothed and in his right mind. And they were afraid.

Luke 8:35 NKJV

The demon-possessed man had been a terror to the Gadarenes. Instead of joy and reverence at his healing, the town elders were unhappy and afraid. Since they asked Jesus to leave, I question if they were in their right minds.

When God moves in His sovereign power, men and women are not always happy. Too often, the disruption of the status quo ruins folks’ plans and arrangements. Also too often, people are uncomfortable with what they cannot control.

The Gadarenes had adapted to the situation of the demon-possessed man. Jesus ruined that adaptation. The power of God through Jesus exceeded their ability to exercise control or authority. Instead of reverence for God’s power, they reacted in fear to Messiah.

Consider how you respond to God’s power in your life. Is your mind right with Him? Do you accept His sovereign authority in joy and reverence, or are you fearful and resentful?

God’s power exceeds us. God’s grace often disrupts our plans and changes our arrangements. Do you respond with a mind right with Him?

Think: When God exercises His power, am I responding with a right mind?

Pray: “Father-God, help me to respond correctly to You and Your sovereign power.

Copyright © March 2023, Kirk Hunt

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