Monday, March 13, 2017

FAITH : Education vs. Learning! + PRAYER: Oh, Lord, You Are My God!

Did You Know
That It Is Possible
To Be Thoroughly Educated On A Topic
Without Having Learned Anything Viable On The Matter?

Have You Ever Truly Observed An Old Saint
Handling The World
AND
Dealing Deftly
Humbly
With Word!

What Have You Seen?

Here's What I See:

The Difference
Between An Educated Christian
AND
A Learned Christian
Is
One Knows Of Himself That He Is A Saint
AND
One Knows That He's A Sinner Saved!

Educated Christians
Have An Intellectual Knowledge Of Jesus
Copied
From The Opinion
Of A Man
Who Wrote ... A Thesis!

Learned Christians
Have An Experiential Knowledge Of Jesus
Born Of Trials Overcome
Through Their Belief
AND
Faith
In The Written
Inspired
Preserved Promises Of 
The Holy God!

A Learned Christian
Personally Knows 
His God And Savior!

An Educated Christian
Knows Of
AND / OR
Knows About
The Holy God
And The Professed Savior!

I Do Not Make This Distinction Lightly!
Look Around!

Education Has A God Of The Head!

Learning Has The God Of The Heart!

The Educated Christian Rationalizes
AND
Studiously Qualifies
Faith 
AND
God
In Relation To His Life!

The Learned Christian Recognizes
AND
Steadfastly Accepts
The Holiness
AND
Sovereignty Of God In His Life!

They Cannot Both Be Right!

So ... What Does God Say?


Trust In The Lord ...!

Believe In The Lord ...!

Have Faith ...!

Blessed Is The Man
That Walks Not
In The Counsel Of The Ungodly ...!


The Man Who Allows Education
To Sway Him
From The Path Of The Pure Faith
Of The True Gospel
Trusting In Feeling
AND
Indulges Intellectualizing Of
Godly Fear 
AND
Christian Belief
Is On A Very Slippery Slope
Climbing A Smooth Mountain!
For Such A Man
- Without Repentance -
There Is No Relief!

Where Do You Stand?
Upon The Rock?
OR
Upon A Textbook?
Upon Jesus The Christ
OR
Upon The Word Of The Author
Who Writes Of Jesus Christ Using A Sliding Scale
OR
Rule?

Work Out Your Own Soul's Salvation!
AND
Watch Out
For ...





PRAYER:

Heavenly Father,
I Come Before You As A Child
Needing Direction
Correction
Protection
And
Salvation!

Help Me Not To Permit Myself
To Be Cheated Out Of The Promise
- Written In Blood In The Holy Word -
By The Premise Which In The Scholarly Book
Written By A Mere Man Who
- With You -
Is Not In Accord!

You Are My God!
- You Are Holy!
You Are My Father!
- I Listen To You Solely!
I Walk In The Faith Of Jesus!
- He Is The Conquering King!
Lift Me Up, Lord
And
Lead Me
For
I Desire On The Glorious Shore
To One Glad Day
Go Walking!

Help Me, Lord
To Trust You
To Honor You
To Obey You Without Doubt
For
I Look Forward To The Bestowal
Of Your Promised Rewarding
When
- In The Day Of Jubilee -
My Jesus
- In Peace -
I Shall See!
Oh, How I Will Praise And Shout!

I Love You, Lord!
Have Mercy And Bless
For
In Jesus Christ's Holy Name, I Stand And Plead!
AMEN.