COMMON SENSE vs SUPERNATURAL SENSE
Common sense, so potentially dangerous to us, is spoken of by Oswald Chambers in My Utmost for His Highest where he says,
“We need to rely on the resurrection life of Jesus on a much deeper level than we do now. We should get in the habit of continually seeking His counsel on everything, instead of making our own common sense decisions and then asking Him to bless them. He cannot bless them; it is not in His realm to do so, and those decisions are severed from reality “(Feb 28).
On Matthew 6:25, Oswald comments, “Jesus summed up common sense carefulness in the life of a disciple as unbelief (May 23).
“Never let your common sense become so prominent and forceful that it pushes the Son of God to one side. Common sense is a gift that God gave to our human nature— but common sense is not the gift of His Son. Supernatural sense is the gift of His Son, and we should never put our common sense on the throne”(Aug 9).
And what could be more relevant to the believer’s journey from the “now” of suffering and testing to the “not yet” fulfillment of his God-given desires than what Oswald said in the August 29th devotional thought,
“Every time you venture out in your life of faith, you will find something in your circumstances that, from a commonsense standpoint, will flatly contradict your faith. But common sense is not faith, and faith is not common sense. In fact, they are as different as the natural life and the spiritual. Can you trust Jesus Christ where your common sense cannot trust Him?”