Proverbs 30 11-30-18

The trustworthiness of the Word of God is vital to what we know of God. He has revealed Himself to us. Let’s dig in!

Proverbs 30:3 I have not learned [all] wisdom, nor have I attained to the knowledge of the Holy One.

Westerners interpret “knowledge” as learning; it’s what we know. Easterners consider knowledge as experiential; they must experience it in order to know it. We, as Christians, experience God continuously–how? Through His Holy Spirit! He IS God! And He lives in us!!!

But, experience can only take us so far. We must have reference points in order to interpret correctly what we are experiencing. Hence, the Word of God. He has explained to us all that we need for this life. Notice I didn’t say that He has revealed all; we simply couldn’t contain it all with the limitations of these mortal bodies and minds.

Can we trust God? Here is what He says about His Word:

Proverbs 30:4-5 Who has gone up to heaven and come down? Who has gathered up the wind in the hollow of his hands? Who has wrapped up the waters in his cloak? Who has established all the ends of the earth? What is his name, and the name of his son? Tell me if you know! [5] Every word of God is flawless; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him.”

We are not intended to see His Word as a manual to read and then do, but as an interactive program where He guides us through it.

My daughter, Hillary, teaches at EPIC, Oklahoma City’s online school. Every so often, she meets with each student and works with him on his school work. This concept is a great illustration of what happens each time we read the Bible!

In fact, His Spirit is Him in us:

2 Peter 1:3-4 [Through] His divine power has given us everything we need [His Spirit] for life and godliness through our [experiential and intellectual] knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. [4] Through these [His glory/power and His goodness] he has given us his very great and precious promises [His Word: spoken first and then written down], so that through them you may participate in the divine nature [hear His words from Him and then do them together] and escape the corruption in the world caused by evil desires [by transforming our minds and changing our attitudes].

We have been blessed to have God in our hearts. Let’s learn more and more about Him through His Word and by daily walking with Him.

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