MORE QUESTIONS THAN ANSWERS !!
AKA: GUILT POST!
As I gain age, I would think I would also gain Wisdom and Knowledge. I sometimes wonder if that is the case. And I use the Words Wisdom, and Knowledge from the Biblical Perspective.
WISDOM:In the Biblical sense, wisdom is the "ability to judge correctly and to follow the best course of action, based on knowledge and understanding" (Lockyer p. 1103). The Wisdom teachings of the Bible follow from the two great themes of the Ten Commandments and the Greatest Commandments of Jesus : reverence to God, our Creator,
and respect for all persons, everywhere.
(FROM VINES NEW TESTAMENT WORDS:)
As I understand the two, and taking them in conjunction with each other..I should be able to Judge Correctly (Not- Passing Judgment on Others), and taking the best possible course of action based on UNDERSTANDING as COMPLETELY as I can: the subject, dilemma, problem etc, at hand, AND
USE GOD'S WORD AS THE GOLD STANDARD TO APPLY THAT WISDOM IN COUNSEL OR ACTION.
I have studied and taught Bible Studies for 20 plus years, and still have no adequate comprehension of Wisdom and Knowledge, or the application of the two; especially when it comes to Blogging, or expressing my personal beliefs and feelings. Which is what my Blog is: (Or started out to be!)
Based on some of my posts- I probably give pause to many, to QUESTION I even am a Christian, (especially Southern Baptist: LOL) and I say Southern Baptist, only as a reference point. I have grown more into a RELATIONSHIP, with my PERSONAL SAVIOUR, JESUS CHRIST HIMSELF, (or LORDSHIP SALVATION!) and NOT a RELIGION!
I do believe that Jesus was born of a Virgin, Lived, Died Sinless, & Took our Sins; and that if we confess those (sins), and Believe On and in Him, and serve Him as our Lord, we will have eternal Life! PERIOD!
How do I reconcile this with some of the posts and comments I make? These are the questions that haunt me, and I have posted of this before! How do I Continue to COMPROMISE, and regress rather than GROW?
I am only being honest here, and most of you that know me, realize I SEEM to be genuine. I pray that I am..and make no attempt to deceive anyone! Is it only natural to juggle some of the
we make in order to communicate, as this is the DUAL NATURE that we fight DAILY. It CANNOT be used as an excuse however, to say or post anything we like!
I only desire to be the best ME, I can be IN CHRIST, and if I represent my Lord confusingly to some: I do apologize on that front, only.
This is the time of year we reflect: on our life, aspirations, goals, failures, walks, and make resolutions to correct or continue the same. Many others' posts recently have caused me to consider and evaluate my position and relation to all in life.
In conclusion: (Rounding sound of applause);
I MAKE NO APOLOGIES FOR WHO I AM AT THIS POINT IN MY LIFE, AND ONLY PRAY I CONTINUE TO GAIN WISDOM AND KNOWLEDGE
& IN DOING SO: BETTER REPRESENT MY LORD,
GROWING IN HIM, INCREASING IN THE ABILITY TO DISCERN CORRECTLY, AND BEST APPLY THAT DISCERNMENT IN ALL SCENARIOS TO GLORIFY HIM, BY LOVING EVERYONE !!!!