(Proverbs 18:4 KJV) The words of a man's mouth are as deep waters, and the wellspring of wisdom as a flowing brook.
The contrast here could be offered as a warning. As I write we have an election approaching. We have a lot of people trying to influence us with their “words” (1697). We have the politicians themselves. We have the people in the MSM. We have all the bloggers and wannabe MSM. In order to make informed decisions we must listen to someone but this is telling us to be discerning in our listening. We cannot just accept the surface meaning of what we hear.
The same goes with our spiritual research. We need to listen with our ears turned on and an awareness of what the Bible really says. This can be with the honest presentation of historic theological positions. If you are a Wesleyan you will hear Calvinists expressing their understanding. It could also be the prosperity gospel nonsense that can damage your soul.
So? It never goes away. What never goes away? The fact that you are to love the Lord your God with all your mind as well as the other items on the list. You were made in the image of God and part of that image is having an intelligence that you are expected to use.
Thursday, October 18, 2018
Wade in the Waters, Carefully
Labels: Free Will, OT20 Proverbs 18, Responsibility
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"You were made in the image of God and part of that image is having an intelligence that you are expected to use."
AMEN. But so few seem to do it.
Thinking, like righteousness, is a conscious choice.
Grace and peace
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