Monday, December 7, 2020

Pastor's Ponderings, December 7, 2020

God Is The True Source of Wisdom

Madagascar, a 2005 American computer-animated comedy film, produced this dialogue, “This is your captain speaking. I have good news and bad news. The good news is that we will be landing immediately.... the bad news is, we're crash landing.”  While this exchange is amusing, the truth is that a confusing, jumbled and mix of news, entertainment, saying, and quotes constantly bombard our senses.  Therefore, we have to know which are true and important and which are to be ignored.


The Bible tells us that we must distinguish between what the evil one is telling us and God’s commandments (Leviticus 10:10-11).  We must then endeavor to speak, and do only what God is commanding us and not what the evil one wants us to say and do.  Our words matter.  Death and life are in the power of the tongue (Proverbs 18:21).  Our actions matter. God does not want us listening and obeying the evil one. If we listen to what God says, we will get the good things from this land. (Isaiah 1:19-20).


We can choose to speak illness, sadness, or trouble or we can speak the truth that God helps us in our troubles in life (Psalm 46:1).  We can lament about our inability to accomplish anything or we can declare that we can do all things through Christ who loves us (Philippians 4:13).


Truly all sides are sending us mixed messages.  Our trusted leaders are saying one thing today and a different message simultaneously. Some of us have succumbed to the confusion and have decided not to believe anything.  But God tells us that all things are possible to those that believe (Mark 9:23).  If we want to know what is true, we have the right to go to our Creator and ask for His wisdom (James 1:5, Proverbs 2:6 ). God is the sole source of truth. Let us continue to ask Him for His wisdom and ignore the worldly mixed messages.


Leviticus 10:10-11

New International Version

10 so that you can distinguish between the holy and the common, between the unclean and the clean, 11 and so you can teach the Israelites all the decrees the Lord has given them through Moses.”


Proverbs 18:21
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21 The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.


Isaiah 1:19-20

Easy-to-Read Version

19 “If you listen to what I say, you will get the good things from this land. 

20 But if you refuse to listen and rebel against me, your enemies will destroy you.” The Lord himself said this.


Psalm 46:1

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1 God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.


Philippians 4:13

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13 I can do all this through him who gives me strength.

Mark 9:23

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23 “‘If you can’?” said Jesus. “Everything is possible for one who believes.”


James 1:5

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5 If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.


Proverbs 2:6

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6 For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding






1 comment:

Jram said...

Good word! Thank you.