Wisdom, Faith, Truth, and Unity – Truth, Unity

“If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without
reproach, and it will be given him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for
the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the
wind. That person must not suppose that he will receive anything from the
Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.”
James 1:5-8 ESV
When people ask me what's the one thing I ask God I want for myself, I would
say wisdom.
Wisdom comes from complete truth. One cannot be wise if the foundational
knowledge one has is false. That's why the Bible and prayer are so important.
One must go to the source to obtain the knowledge one needs to become wise.
One must have complete faith in God to understand what the words in the Bible
truly mean. Frankly, it's those who claim how the Bible has been interpreted
over the centuries that lead to false information being untrue. I would argue that
since the Bible has existed intact for 1900-plus years, it must be true because
truth never changes. I also argue a limitless, spaceless, holy being has the
power to ensure His Word remains untainted. It's that belief that drives faith
and, in turn, wisdom.
Truth can be corrupted by human beings. We see this all the time in the world
today. It's a deception that blurs truth. It's a deception that seeds disunity. Unity
cannot fully be obtained without truth because, unlike deception, truth never
changes. If everyone has the same truth, they are of the same thought and thus
are unified. It's the truth that unifies everyone because it ignites wisdom (unlike
deception which ignites ignorance and foolishness). It's the truth that extinguishes
confusion through deception.
So, if you want the truth to build wisdom, pray to God for help. Read the Bible
yourself. Clear your mind of all the opinions of what truth is. Have complete
faith God will answer your prayers for truth. Accept truth even though you don't
like what truth reveals. Once you have done this, your wisdom will improve.

by Kent Brosh a Kawaiaha’o Blog Contributor

Alberta, Canada

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