Is it important whether we have a clear and accurate understanding of the Truth of God’s Word? By Timothy Baugh. May 2, 2019.

Many will be the ones who feel that they do, in fact, have a full comprehension of the Truth only to be misled and deceived. In these times, as in Jesus’ day; people can have all the knowledge and teaching of what their religion says. But they can still lack the understanding that the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of Truth can give them. Therefore, YES, it is vitally important to “Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not upon thine own understanding.” (Proverbs 3:5.)   ‘Self’ will always pride itself in the Truth that only God can give; because that much proves to us that we have achieved favor and merit by our learning ability. We wish to believe that “Knowledge makes Rightness” and thus we have ‘mastered’ this in our own lives. Misinformation nowadays is abundant and commonly accepted on a regular basis. Never are we “totally” right, nor are we “infallible” as humans seeking the answers in ‘our own way’. That, in part, is what Jesus asked his disciples Andrew and Simon Peter at John 1: 38-39. “Then Jesus turned, and saw them following, and said unto them, What seek ye? (Are you seeking for the material or the spiritual gain?) They said unto him, Rabbi, (which is interpreted, Master,) where dwellest thou? (or, ‘Where do you live?’ Not knowing that Jesus lived in the realms of the Spirit of God). He said to them, Come and see. (‘Come and I will show you.’ This proved that they wanted to be led by Him, not for the material gains but for whatever spiritual help they might receive from Him.) They came and saw where He dwelt, and abode (stayed) with him that day: for it was the eleventh hour.” (with my own insights added.)    Are we seeking Jesus’s Truth for our own ‘material’ gain, or are we seeking the true ‘spiritual’ gain? Do we wish to “dwell” with Him, or are we dwelling in our own “ivory tower”, so to speak? Staying with Jesus means receiving whatever He has to offer us; whether little or much. Listening is important, but discerning the Word of God is never done without Jesus to help us. Amen.

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