© by Joyce C. Lock
When God's thoughts were written in the Bible, they didn't have the same meaning as how we interpret words. Didn't He tell us? My thoughts are not your thoughts.
Almost every word of significance, within the Bible, has its own definition listed somewhere in the Bible. He hid it from the wise and prudent and would reveal it to babes, etc.
God is His own commentator. He doesn't need anything, including interpreters.
Study to show yourself approved, compare scripture with scripture, rightly DIVIDING the word of truth. (If you don't, it isn't truth.) It can only be spiritually discerned. He told us all these things and more. Wasn't anyone listening!?!
When you seek ME with your whole heart, you'll find ME. When you seek MY definition of the words, you'll find MY heart and intent. Your knowledge will pass away. My words are forever. And, My Truth will set you free.
When we're ready to do away with doctrines of men (gods of this world) and start over as a little child (letting God be our teacher) the Bible takes on new life ... life more abundantly. His Spirit will guide us to the truths we need in the moments of our day, and the Spirit can't lie ... God promised
God isn't dead. He'll walk with you and talk with you, and be the best counselor you ever had. Trade your thoughts for God's, your ways for His. We can live victoriously, when we put our faith in Him.
Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding. Proverbs 3:5
The purpose of this series is to encourage people to live as loving, compassionate, and peacemaking children of God: Jesus tells us to pray, "Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven." (Matthew 6:10) God tells us through Micah (6:8), "He has told you, O man, what is good; And what does the Lord require of you But to do justice, to love kindness, And to walk humbly with your God." And we know from Revelation 21:4 that there will be no more mourning, or crying, or pain, or death. Thus, Christian living requires us to set the standards of these conditions here on earth for our fellow human beings, and for the other animals, as a witness to the rest of the world. To do otherwise is not Christian.