Study to show yourself approved unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. The greatness of the Word of God is its integrity, by which it is without error nor deception. If contradictions arise, it is the reader’s lack of perception. So then, let it be an opportunity to gain a better insight.
The passages below are some of that which we avert, for the lack of understanding, but with a willing mind, they shall be made known.
The tree of Knowledge
How we perceive knowledge, will determine how knowledge is used for the individual, or the direct impact he or she will have on others.
Knowledge is to know, but we can only know when we are presented with that which is to be known. Therefore, human knowledge is limited, for its dependency to a source that must serve as a platform to impart knowledge through experience and observation.
Consequently, the origin of Knowledge is the source of all things. The source of all things is the beginning of all things, and this we know; God is the beginning of all things. The lack of understanding is not a validation to dismiss the unknown as a fable.
Without reaching out to that one source, though knowledge is obtained at times, yet it cannot perpetuate its true function. For many years, men wondered if there were others like him on the other side of the world. With the increase of knowledge, the world is as one, yet men tried to murder one another.
Before the modern Continental means of transportation, men long for the opportunity to reach out to others from across the world. With the introduction of modernized travels by the gain of knowledge, men however, turn to use this means to terrorize others.
Though knowledge is present, knowledge is corrupted, for men have forsaken the source of the origin of knowledge which is from God. The realization of good and bad, is the step toward knowledge. For how can the abuser stops the act of abuse and battering without knowing wrong from right, or good from bad?
Therefore, society must be presented with the unknown, that the unknown should be made known; which is, in us dwell nothing that is good.
Then will the heart cries out, a wretched man I am! Who shall deliver me out of the body of this death? (Romans 7:24) but blessed is the assurance of God; for He has looked down from the height of his sanctuary; from heaven did the LORD behold the earth; To hear the groaning of the prisoner; to loose those that are appointed to death.
A knowledge possessed must be a knowledge use in wisdom. Until it is rightly used, the increase of it will lead to the diminish of society, and the bondage of men. The understanding of men expands, but the moral responsibility among men diminish, and the fine line between right from wrong has faded.
As it was with our ancestors of old, out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; The Tree of Life also in the midst of the garden, and The Tree of Knowledge of good and evil. (Genesis 2:9) However, therein the Garden they forfeit, the knowing of God for the knowledge of carnal indulgence. Today, may we turn to the new:
Tree of knowledge
A fix location does not bind it; its roots are like living waters springing forth into men, purging the unconsciousness of the mind, through the renewal of God’s conscience.
Through disobedience to the will of God, our ancestors partake of the tree of knowledge, for a self-gratification. Thereby, sin enters the world, they became aware of what they have lost, and what they could have had. Today, as descendants of the fallen race of Adam, the degradation and the penalty of sin are reverted through obedience to God, by a New Tree of Knowledge.
This tree of Knowledge, is the Cross of Christ. Wherewith, He (Christ) bare our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes we were healed.
(1 Peter 2:24)
Dead to sin is being freed from sin.
To live unto righteousness, which means doing that which is right.
Through His stripes we are healed; that is to say, Christ suffered that we may be healed, body and soul.
Then shall we receive the Tree of Life. Knowing this, (He, Christ) having blotted out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to His Cross (Colossians 2:14)
Gladly will the heart rejoice and, sing a song to the Lord, in the words on The Talleys.
His heart was broken, mine was mended
He became sin, now I am clean.
The cross He carried bore my burden.
The nails that held Him set me free.
His scars of suffering brought me healing
He spilled his blood to fill my soul.
His crown of thorns made me royalty
His sorrow gave me joy untold
Until society can see beyond its pride of self-ambition, and the fulfilling of temporal gratifications; that must be satisfied even at the expense of others. Though the progression of knowledge manifest at times, but until knowledge serves as a discernment between right and wrong; good and evil, the love of the many shall grow cold. However, with the Cross, men shall behold the price that was paid, for the remission of sin.
Great was the price, therefore great is the degradation wherewith men must be elevated from. Christ gives Himself as a sacrifice to save all, who will believe. Blessed are those who believe to receive the pardon, but for those who reject, the awareness of the degradation of their guilt is present; and the accountability thereof.
The Tree which Christ died thereon, to give us life; this is the tree of knowledge. The acceptance of such is life. She is a Tree of life to them that lay hold upon her: and happy is every one that retains her.
For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish, foolishness; but to us who are saved, it is the power of God.
(1 Corinthians 1:18)