"Behold, I Thought"
The wise man solomon wrote, “There is a way that seems right to man but the end thereof is the way of death” (Prov.14:25). When man begins to determine right and wrong based on what seems good to him then he is on the wrong path. The Lord’s thoughts and ways are not our thoughts and ways. The Lord said, “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.” (Isa.55:8-9)
When Naaman went to Elisha to be healed of his leprosy, he initially went away angry because he said, “BEHOLD I THOUGHT”. As long as he was relying on what he thought he kept his leprosy. Only when he followed the Lord’s plan was he healed. Anytime we hear someone substituting “I think” or “It seems to me” for “Thus says the Lord”, remember that the way that seems right to man can be the way to death.
We need to humbly follow the advice of Solomon when he said, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.” (Prov.3:5).