June 22, 2021
Many things in God's physical creation are illustrations of spiritual truth. For example, God made lower animals (fishes and reptiles) poikilothermic: their internal temperature are constantly being adjusted to the temperature of their environment, while higher animals (birds and mammals) are homoeotherms: maintains a stable internal body temperature, regardless of external influence. This internal body temperature is often, though not necessarily, higher than the immediate environment. It is also not a coincidental fact of nature that while fishes swim, reptiles creep and crawl however birds fly and mammals walk.
The spiritual lesson in all these is that, it has never been God's intention that men (and women) should be controlled from outside ie by mass media, social media, peer pressure, et cetera, et cetera. But rather, you and I are meant to be guided from within. God making you homoeothermic is an indication that he wants you to be guided from within, not by factors in your environment.
Thomas a Kempis (1379 - 1471) summed it up well when he wrote: "Blessed are the eyes that are shut to outward things but intent on things inward. Blessed are they who are glad to have time to spare for God and who shake off all worldly hindrances. Consider these things, O my Soul, and hear what the Lord your God speaks."
Find the inner voice of God within you! You'll be a better man when you can. God speaks only to those who take the time to listen. And by the way, which would you rather be? How would you prefer to pass through life? As a crawler and a creeper? Or as a flier and upright walker? The choice is yours.