Saturday, January 28, 2017

Caleb McCusker

Ephesians 5:15-17
"Be very careful, the, how you live- not asunwise but as wise, making the most of every opprotunity, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord's will is"

The days are evil in the world today and people in the world now a days call evil good and good evil. this is the "wisdom" of the world I live in.
But, since the days are evil, then thats an evenmore reason to let my light shine in this dark world. Unfortunately, that hasn't always been the case for me. In the past I have compromised
and have been swayed by the "wisdom" of the world. I began to act like some of the people I know that are of the world and in doing so, I began going down a dark path.
But, when God brought me Godly people to council me in Godly wisdom, the veil I put up began to burn away and I could understand and see the light of God's grace and wisdom.
And that is what I boast in. It is not MY understanding and wisdom that brought me out of the haze, but it was the grace of God and His wisdom.
James 1:5
Caleb McCusker

James 1:5
"If any of you lack wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you."

throughout the years I have felt incappable to be able to share the gospil with my un-believing friends. Though I have grown up in a Christian home with loving Christian parents,
I have always felt like my memorizing skills where below average, which would put me down and cause me to become depressed.
Granted, I do know bits and pieces of the Bible and what I do know, I believe 100% and I have a good understanding of the Bible..
But, when I have the opprotunity to share the Gospel, I feel ill-equiped, and I hate it. I know the Lord says to hide His words in my heart that I might not sin against Him, but I haven't
always given Him my all and all. I know there are times when I procrastinate or I put off my time with God and or limit my time in the Word and speed through it and forget what I read
within 5 minutes of reading.
Caleb McCusker

Psalms 111:10

"The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; all who follow his precepts have good understanding. To Him belongs enternal praise."

Fearing God is the begining of wisdom, and blessed is he who does so. When I "fear" God, it's an act of respect and reverence. Fearing The Lord is showing respect to the
creator of the universe, the Great I Am, King of Kings, Savior, and Lion of Juda. The Lord says in Isaiah 41:10 "Do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand." Isaiah 41:10 reasures me to not fear the things of the world, but the only one I should fear is
The Lord in a reverance aspect. Giving Him respect and Honor in doing so as I acknowledge and understand who He is and who I am. If I am to be wise, I should fear the Lord.

Caleb McCusker

James 3:13-17

"Who is wise and understanding among you? Let them show it by their good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom. But if you harbor bitter envy and selfish ambitions in your hearts, do not boast about it or deny the truth. Such 'wisdom' does not come down from heaven but is earthly, unspiritual, demonic. For where you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find disorder and every evil practice. But the wisdom that come from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere."

-The Wisdom of Mercy-

Wisdom is shown in our actions and how we use it. But, there are two types of wisdom.
1. There is the wisdom that is envious and full of self. This is earthly "wisdom". This kind is not from God.
2. Then there is the wisdom from God which is pure. It is peace-loving, submissive, full of mercy, and good fruit, impartial, and sincere.
I as a Christian should act more in Godly wisdom and see The Lord show Himself through the outcome. If I am to be wise, I need to be more merciful.
Personally, mercy has been a big struggle in my life. Especially showing mercy to those who have wronged me. The earthly "wise" thing to do would be to exact revenge.. As the sang goes:
An eye for an eye. I try to justify the actions and deny the truth. It is a selfish ambition to exact revenge.
But, the pure wisdom from God tells me to be peace-loving, and full of mercy. Two things that I need to practice more in my everyday life.