“One’s ideal attitude towards truth, we are carefully taught, should be that of utter passivity. The truth must come and stamp itself in its own person authentically upon our unaiding and unresisting minds. If we let our satisfactions or dissatisfactions influence the manner of our reception of it, we shall surely fail to get it pure.”
And righteousness stands afar off;
For truth is fallen in the street,
And equity cannot enter.
So truth fails, …” “Truth has perished and has been cut off ...”
Get wisdom! Get understanding!
Do not forget, nor turn away from the words of my mouth.
Wisdom is the principal thing;
Therefore get wisdom.
And in all your getting, get understanding.
"I, wisdom, dwell with prudence,
And find out knowledge and discretion.
Proverbs 9:10 (NKJV)
"The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom,
And the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.
Wisdom is found on the lips of him who has understanding,
For the Lord gives wisdom;
From His mouth come knowledge and understanding;
He stores up sound wisdom for the upright;
He is a shield to those who walk uprightly;
This truth is not found in moral righteousness, the exercise of a man’s conscience or on the contrary, those actions which create shame and expose immorality. “ … who is he who will harm you if you become followers of what is good?” If you feed the hungry, clothe the naked, give to the disadvantaged, look out for the good of your neighbor, you will not have offended in any way the law of the land or the sensibilities of those in your community. These are only areas of which a reasonable man in reasonable exercise of his abilities and resources should act in edifying the strength of society. What these actions do not touch upon is the heart of truth as it lives and breathes in man, to understand the poverty of those actions as they equate to the righteousness of God. The privileges and rewards, whether subliminally or consciously anticipated, will never be realized based upon the assumptions purported by ’good works’. In this the real truth, as it becomes the antithesis of all human endeavor and the insult to all men, as they face their pride and self-will becomes a stumbling stone and a rock of offense. Their god, is a god of love, and does not require repentance, submission, obedience and sacrifice. Their god of love will not judge them based on their faults but only upon the ‘good’ that they do, regardless of the heart. Their god of love will not suffer them to be humbled to accept that their inward principle of righteousness has no value in the economy of a Holy God.
But we are all like an unclean thing,
And all our righteousnesses are like filthy rags;
We all fade as a leaf,
And our iniquities, like the wind,
Have taken us away.
I (God) have sworn by Myself;
The word has gone out of My mouth in righteousness,
And shall not return,
That to Me every knee shall bow,
Every tongue shall take an oath.
But the Lord of hosts shall be exalted in judgment,
And God who is holy shall be hallowed in righteousness.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal … and include the inerrancy and authority of the Word of God (The Bible), the doctrine of original sin, and the exclusivity of Jesus Christ. Truth is not an individuals opinion or imagination or justification or excuse. Truth is what God has said, …
Who has directed the Spirit of the Lord,
Or as His counselor has taught Him?
With whom did He take counsel, and who instructed Him,
And taught Him in the path of justice?
Who taught Him knowledge,
And showed Him the way of understanding?
"For My thoughts are not your thoughts,
Nor are your ways My ways," says the Lord.
For "who has known the mind of the Lord that he may instruct Him?" But we have the mind of Christ.