Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Wisdom Wednesdays # - Are you seeking the Truth?

I am so grateful for my Bible.  It helps me see the good and the beautiful in my life.  The Scriptures have led me to wisdom, which is more valuable than any amount of money.  A billion dollar lottery is tiny compared to the wealth of wisdom. 

In my reading of the Scriptures today, I was impressed with this passage in Proverbs 3, and I highlighted the benefits of following G-d's ways:

13 Happy the person who finds wisdom,
the person who acquires understanding;
14 for her profit exceeds that of silver,
gaining her is better than gold,
15 she is more precious than pearls —
nothing you want can compare with her.
16 Long life is in her right hand,
riches and honor in her left.
17 Her ways are pleasant ways,
and all her paths are peace.
18 She is a tree of life to those who grasp her;
whoever holds fast to her will be made happy.

And there is even more.  I encourage you to read the whole chapter and write down the many gifts of wisdom.  

True wisdom is not just reading the Scripture.  Wisdom is obedience to G-d's ways...not the ways of men, churches, religions, or denominations.  

I can't tell you how many times I've heard teachers and preachers say, "The Old Testament is not relevant to today."  And yet, those same teachers pick and choose the parts of the Old Testament they like.  A good example is tithing.  Yes, they love that one.

Beloved, these are false teachers.  Yeshua said they are ravenous wolves who have come to kill, steal and destroy the sheep (Matthew 7:15-20)  Don't follow a teacher who disregards the Torah** and the Old Testament.  Yeshua embraced it and obeyed it.  After all, He is the author.  He is the G-d of the entire Old Testament.  He is the same yesterday, today and forever.  (Hebrews 13:8)

Yeshua also said, "If you love me, keep my commandments."  (John 14:15)  Remember, the New Testament had not been written at that time.  Also keep in mind, Yeshua is G-d in the flesh, the author of Torah.  

Until I began to study Torah, I puzzled over some of the sayings of Yeshua.  Now I understand them.  I encourage you to study the Torah.  It is the basis of all understanding of Scripture.  It is the source of wisdom (Truth).

One day we'll stand before G-d and answer to Him alone. So, don't look to a man, a religion, a denomination, or a teacher. Get on your knees with your Bible and seek Him alone. If you are sincerely seeking, you will find the Truth. Then, it's up to you to obey it.  

Remember the Ethiopian eunuch - he was reading the scroll of Isaiah, and seeking to understand.  G-d sent His messenger, Phillip,  to guide him to the Truth (Acts 8:26-40).  If you seek, you will find:

Matthew 7:7
“Keep asking, and it will be given to you; keep seeking, and you will find; keep knocking, and the door will be opened to you.

2 Chronicles 15:2
He went out to meet Asa and said to him, “Listen to me, Asa, and all Y’hudah and Binyamin! Adonai is with you, as long as you are with him; if you seek him, you will find him; but if you abandon him, he will abandon you!

I believe our lives, families, country, and the world can find peace if wisdom is found and applied.  The chapter quoted in Chronicles above is a good example.  Wisdom (obedience to ADONAI) has been replaced with un-truths and half-truths (lies), and society is bearing the consequences.

I encourage you to read 2 Chronicles 15, Matthew 7, and Proverbs 3.  They are all related.  The common theme is "wisdom equals obedience to G-d's ways".

Here is what the Bible says about Truth:  "Your righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, and Your Law (Torah) is Truth."  (Psalm 119:142)   The whole chapter is compelling if your are sincerely seeking the Truth.

** The Torah includes the first five books of the Bible:  Genesis, Exodux, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy.
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