We've all heard Albert Einstein's famous description of insanity. Though I dare not ever consider The Most High to be insane, I wonder if Yahweh has considered Einstein's definition when using kindness as a means to turn men's hearts?
There is much evidence in the written Word to prove, "His kindness lead men to repentance." This is Yah's A plan, His numero uno method, the first approach for which He'll reach. His Plan B can be felt as a more heavy bearing approach. So why does He use kindness, first, when it yields so little?
If you're like me I interpret Yahweh's kindness as a "pat on the back," I don't stop to consider it a nudge to repent. I usually wait until I am in a most miserable state where I must make a decision - I feel the internal pressure of force to change.
I even see Yah's hand moving me along, arranging circumstances to help me want to put off my poor behavior and choose a better way. His Plan B is effective with me. Still He uses unreliable Plan A first.
Could it be in my fallen state, Plan B is the method He is forced to use? I wonder if I responded to His kindness differently, how would things change?
When His next kindness is presented, I will begin to train my thoughts toward being conformed into His image. Plan B will no longer be necessary and I can be led, being formed by kindness. I imagine I'll develop kindness as my style as I walk with mankind.
How about you? Are you ready for His kindness?