Only one adequate plan has ever appeared in the world, and that is the Christian dispensation.
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Wednesday's Word: 3 Blind Mice

Wednesday's Word

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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

3 Blind Mice

I try and stay feverishly conscious about how easy being Scripturally creative can end up being destructively heretical, which is why I’m a proponent for exegetical teaching over eisegesis.
However, I offer this intro as a disclaimer; I will be creative with ideas and I don’t intend for my creativity to be confused with proper interpretation of Scripture. Yet, Biblical points will be made an emphasized.

Here’s The Word;

John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

This is about 3 different kinds of people on three different paths looking for one thing: Purpose.

Some people look for meaning in life by trying to find “The Way” – A path of benevolence. The right way to harmony and balance in all things natural and spiritual.
They pursue their inner-peace by mental elevation and will work hard to declutter the negativity around them by decorating their lives with serenity. They seek to master their temper and live by the code of “karma”. They’re one with the universe and as pleasant as you please; not overly affected by or attached to things.
It can be quite difficult to see the blindness in them because of the strong perception of disconnectedness and “unbotheredness” masked as peace.

This next group of people look for meaning in life by their epic journey for “Truth” – What is verifiably true. All manner of testing and observation are employed to avoid misinterpretation and deception. Trust doesn’t come easy with these types. Not at all.
These pragmatic pursuants are offended at the idea that an esoteric experience would be even remotely considered as anything other than…debatable. The joy of life is always the next discovery of empirical, irrefutable, trustworthy…data. Blindness here is exposed in the limitations of evidence and frustration at the inability to embrace life and people as entities that don’t always follow the rules.

Those in the last group are just as passionate about their pursuits as the first two: However, they’ve decided that the ultimate expression is simply living their “Life” to the fullest. These are the adventurers. The thrill-seekers. Maybe not in a bungee-jumping, skydiving way but just in the living for the joy of each new experience. Seeing, tasting touching, embracing, etc. brings euphorious elation and the day to day life is either planning or doing whatever pops up, as long as there's the possibility of making them feel more "ALIVE". (and avoiding as much as possible, things that don't)
The blindness here is usually evidenced by the large deflection between the highs and the lows. When life doesn't deliver, depression usually follows.

These three existentialists views on pursuing meaning – Although they may provide feelings of elevated connectedness, assurance and stability and some assemblance of happiness and value; ultimately, they don’t lead to lasting fulfillment or designed purpose.
Christ says the He himself is “the way, the truth and the life”, and immediately follows it up with “no one comes to the Father, but by me.” In this, I see that the ultimate purpose for which we were created is to be with The Father; Communion.
This also makes it clear that any other pursuit for a way, any other endeavor for truth, or any other idea of seeking a deeper, richer, more meaningful existence absent from Christ, is indeed a fool’s errand.

Here’s The Word;

John 17:21 -23 That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me. And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one: I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me.

Don't be like neither nor any combination of these blind mice - Christ is the singularly, most meaningful expression of way, truth AND life and He heals blindness. Why? So that we can see and become one with The Father.

In Him,


Anonymous R. Gentry said...

Man... you make an individual think AND self evaluate. Continue to be God inspired!

7:31 PM  

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