We are living in an age where more electronics are taking the jobs of humans. Perhaps you’ve experienced the frustration of calling an office or business only to receive a few forced choice options. No matter how much an organization thinks it knows nor plans ahead, robots will never be able to replace humans.
Why? Because God created us to be in His image. You have a heart, mind, body, emotions, will, personality, spirit – SOUL! Robots can be programed to perform rote, routine tasks, however they will never have the ability to have compassion, empathy, love, grief – to care.
The most eminent of scholars know that all the “tests” men give are futile because they are standardized – meaning they are set to a norm. Yet the “norms” of a society change as quickly as the wind. They are fickle and fleeting. A quick look at the history books gives clear evidence to this. Even “professionals” are unable to agree on appropriate diagnostic terminology which sets the standards for patient care.
When you view things without asking the Lord to give you spiritual insight, it’s easy to become confused. There are many well meaning people today who have eyes but do not see. The Bible says:
“The person without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God but considers them foolishness, and cannot understand them because they are discerned only through the Spirit.” 1 Corinthians 2:14
Friends, when you live your life to honor God, you may find yourself to be misunderstood or rejected. Yet let me assure you – you cannot live a Godly life apart from the Holy Spirit. Trust Him because He is the only One who knows everything! God says that “For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters. Romans 8:29”
“Love does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth” 1 Corinthians 13:6
“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.” 1 Corinthians 13:4
May our lives be an outpouring of the love that He has for us.
Christy Demetriades, Ph.D.