WISDOM AND TRUTH BY STEVE FINNELL
Without seeking wisdom from God; truth can become an illusion.
What is wisdom? Wisdom is the knowledge of what is true. Wisdom is being able to discern the truth and properly putting that knowledge into action.
YOU HAVE TO SEEK GOD'S WISDOM
James 1:5-8 But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will given to him. 6 But he must ask in faith without any doubting, for the one who doubts is like the surf of the sea, driven and tossed by the wind. 7 For that man ought not to expect that he will receive anything from the Lord, 8 being a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.
Without God's wisdom it is difficult, sometimes impossible , to understand even basic passages of Scripture. An example being: Mark 16:16 He who has believed and has been baptized shall be saved; but he who has disbelieved shall be condemned.
Many find (Mark 16:16) troubling and hard to understand; because Jesus said "he who has disbelieved shall be condemned." Some think that would void the requirement of water baptism in order to be saved.
If your doctor informs you that if you rest in bed and take antibiotics you will live, but if you do not rest in bed you will die. IS YOUR DOCTOR SAYING THAT TAKING ANTIBIOTICS IS NOT ESSENTIAL FOR YOU TO LIVE? Of course not, and Jesus is not saying baptism is not essential to be saved.
WITHOUT SEEKING GOD'S WISDOM, MEN HAVE A TENDENCY TO BELIEVE THEY ARE SMARTER THAN GOD.
Proverbs 14:12 There is a way which seems right to a man, But its end is the way of death.
WISDOM IS THE GATEWAY TO THE TRUTH!
(All Scripture quotes from: NEW AMERICAN STANDARD BIBLE)