Yesterday my cousin shared a logic problem with the correct answer. It proved to be a daunting task for those of us with overdeveloped right sided brains. However, the most amazing phenomenon occurred when the majority of individuals chose to ignore the correct answer, and adamantly defended their incorrect answer with carefully constructed rationale.
In the 12th book of Daniel, we read of the prophecy of the end time. God reveals exactly what is to occur to His servant; but, He instructs Daniel to “shut up the words and seal the book until the end of time…” Daniel 12:4. We are told that knowledge will increase, but, many will be rushing around without purpose. Further into the 12th chapter, God defines who will have understanding, “…But the wicked will continue in their wickedness, and none of them will understand. Only those who are wise will know what it means.”
Studying the Word of God, and praying for the guidance of the Holy Spirit prepares us to receive wisdom which only comes from God. If we possess the willingness to be obedient, and push our carnal understanding aside, the truth will be revealed. At that point, we are given the opportunity to embrace what is right from God’s perspective. It becomes a personal choice to run toward the truth or to turn and run away.
“There is a way that appears to be right, but in the end it leads to death.” Proverbs 14:12
Dear God, thank you for providing us with truth through your Holy Bible. Please give us the desire to possess the knowledge and wisdom we need to serve you, so that we will always stand on the side of truth. Amen
Sonya Johnson Ruiz
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