Friday, June 19, 2015

Which Wisdom Is Directing Your Days?

Very little I say will make any sense to those who have not accepted Jesus Christ. It is the reason that much of what I write, teach and preach is misunderstood because they understand from one perspective and I from another. We don't have common ground. My real concern is not that non-Christians do not agree with me, but that a huge division is forming among believers, because some choose the wisdom of this world over the wisdom of our Father.

Each of us have to decide whether we are on the Lord's side or not. Do we believe what Jesus taught? Do we believe what he demonstrated? Do we believe the promises he gave? Or are we going to explain these things and interpret our actions according to the wisdom of this world? The difference is significant. It always has been.

Paul wrote to the Corinthians:

What we say is wisdom to people who are mature. It isn’t a wisdom that comes from the present day or from today’s leaders who are being reduced to nothing. (1 Corinthians 2:6)

Wisdom to people who are mature. The goal of every Christian should be to grow into the fullness of Jesus; to be mature in the Lord. Sometimes that wisdom comes through hard lessons that today we try to avoid. Sometimes it is wisdom gained by standing on the truth no matter the cost. Sometimes it comes by believing the revelations given through the Word of God. But it is certainly a different wisdom from the wisdom of this world.

If we are going to be strong Christians in these end days we need to start rejecting what many consider to be wisdom today. We need to reject it and submit ourselves to the wisdom of Yahweh. We need to make our desire for maturity to be key to how we see everything in our life. Remember what was written to the Ephesians:

God’s goal is for us to become mature adults—to be fully grown, measured by the standard of the fullness of Christ.  As a result, we aren’t supposed to be infants any longer who can be tossed and blown around by every wind that comes from teaching with deceitful scheming and the tricks people play to deliberately mislead others. Instead, by speaking the truth with love, let’s grow in every way into Christ, who is the head. The whole body grows from him, as it is joined and held together by all the supporting ligaments. The body makes itself grow in that it builds itself up with love as each one does its part. (Ephesians 4:13b-16)

Making our mark in this world is not our goal. To carve out a comfortable life is not our goal. To live safe is not our goal. To grow up in Jesus is our goal. Wisdom, true wisdom is part of that maturity. It is time for us to understand the difference between the world and Jesus so that we can stand strong in Jesus in these final hours of the world as we know it.

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