Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Wisdom


“The Gospel is meant to change the sinner. Not for the sinner to change the gospel to suit their sin.” ~ author unknown

Wisdom

Job 28:12-13 But where shall wisdom be found? and where is the place of understanding?
Man knoweth not the price thereof; neither is it found in the land of the living.

People seek out wisdom as if it is out there in a book with words attached to it, or from a minister who delivers a message, philosophers, and scientists. But Job clearly states that wisdom CANNOT be found here among men in the archives of the library.

I am not set to judge how you find wisdom or how you put what you’ve found into action but I see many people wandering around like balls in a pinball machine. They jump from one belief to the next, then one minute praise God and the second minute curse their hearts out. Accepting the lost path as a way of life. They’re seeking but not finding wisdom.

I know it is no way of life to be disrespectful, rude, ignorant and selfish but I see too often people who are claiming to be Christian dividing their time between what they believe and what they practice. They believe themselves to be Christians but their actions say something totally different. I wonder why they even walk the path if they are not going to adhere to way to light and life.

The fear of the Lord is threaded throughout Job and it does not mean to be scared of His wrath it means to have RESPECT, reverence for God and to be in awe of His power over your life. I hear so often people saying they gave it up to God but again in the next sentence saying something opposite of what it means to give it up to God.

You don’t give it up to God then continue in your sinful ways. You struggle day after day to bite your tongue, you battle with your flesh filled thoughts striving to lace your conscience in the spiritual nature God had intended for mankind.

Is it an easy fun-filled task? Not at all, it’s hard work! You don’t pull a veil over your eyes and become blind to everything. Why do you think the bible states, “It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.”
Yeah, this is one of those non-literal meanings.  God was not referring to just a camel or just the rich man. If you have wisdom, you know the difference.

What is wisdom and why is it so important to God? Because the closer you are to wisdom, the closer you are to God. It sounds simple but it is one of the most difficult journeys in your life you’ll ever embark on!

You see with different eyes. You are no longer filled with hate, anger, disgust, or antagonism. You see with loving eyes and embrace all the beauty that is freely offered. Without wisdom, you’ll turn from the true being that God intended for you to be.

When you have wisdom you also have a tendency to reflect the Light of the Lord back into the world. You have the wisdom to know the difference in mean-spiritedness and being spirit-filled.

Being wise is not a goal solely for the Christian believer; the spiritual aspect of life has been around long before Jesus was born. Since we could determine right from wrong, man has been trying to find a way to know God spiritually. Through wisdom we find Him.

When I die, it is not my physical body or my material life that will meet the Maker face to face, it is my spirit and all it is filled with that will join me together with my Heavenly Father. Our physical bodies are tainted and spoiled by the darkness in the world. The spirit is shaped, molded, refined and formed by God. Those who have wisdom, let them hear.

If a man (or woman) call themselves Christians, that means they’ve sought out Christ. They know there is something about Him that holds weight in the world and seeks to find the Holy One. Without a spiritual journey, the path becomes askew; they believe one thing, say another and act however they want. They are lost sheep always seeking but never grasping the truth of the matter.

However, the spiritual journey leads you to a path of wisdom. No, you won’t know God better than He knows Himself. You will not be on a journey of being better or equal to God, but you will be able to discern good from evil in an unveiled light. You’ll discover innately the essence you never knew you were born with. You will then seek to see the good in all and it empowers you to be a better person all around, not just in ways that suit you.

Yes my friends, the spiritual journey brings you closer to the plan that God Himself intended all along. Wisdom is not gained by a belief in Christ. Wisdom is knowing instinctively the difference.

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