"DOES GOD USE SPELL CHECK?"
When I read something, anything (including blogs), the typos, spelling, and grammar errors jump right off the page at me. I m sorry, I can t help it; I was an educator for several years and English was my thing.
Please understand, everyone including me can and will make mistakes. However, these errors in black and white are just so blatantly obvious to me they are hard to ignore. My husband gets a little irritated because when I read something he has written it is hard for me to just read for content. By the end of the first few sentences I have already whipped out my mental red pen to make corrections.
When it comes to Christian or Bible based material I try very hard to read for content and intent (but sadly, I don't always succeed until a 2nd read). I truly want to see what God might be trying to show me. Naturally, my mind began wondering today about how God views what we write - errors and all. Yet I don t think He utilizes a red pen or spell check, do you?
My Bible (NKJV) says He began one of Ezekiel s visions (in Ch. 40 vs.4) by saying "And the man said to me, 'Son of man, look with your eyes and hear with your ears, and fix your mind on everything I show you; for you were brought here so that I might show them to you."
Of course, what God was going to show Ezekiel was for Israel and included specific measurements for rebuilding their Temple.
We never know what the Lord wants to reveal to us through others. As for me, I have to look past what is on the surface. With Ezekiel, the Lord was showing the people that He would bring them out of bondage and back to their land. Their disobedience to God had consequences of bondage for a time, but in Ezekiel He was providing delivery and wanted to reveal His face to them again. (Ezekiel. 39:25-29)
Do you need to be shown a way out of a bondage? I find He is often trying to deliver us and reveal His face to us again as well. He wants to restore us as He does with Israel; God wants to give us the blueprints for life as He did when He gave them the detailed blueprints (40:5-16) for rebuilding the Temple. He does not have to use a red pen or spell check on what we write. He knows our hearts, and sees through to our content and intent - errors and all.