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Who is Wise?

“Therefore whosoever hears these sayings of mine,
and does them, I will liken him unto a wise man…”
Matthew 7:24

Who is Wise?

The scriptures are full of God’s thoughts and His determinations. Those who set their hearts to please and honor Him will have little difficulty discovering these things. It is a simple concept for us to consider; hear His Word and obey it.

The Simplicity of Becoming Wise

While many love to discuss revelations, dreams and visions the simplicity of doing His Word will make one wise and pleasing to God. As one man observed, the disobedient scholar has to muddy the water in order to make it appear deep. In reality the wonder of obeying Him brings us to clear waters, pure hearts and a faith built upon the very Rock of our Salvation.

“Seeing ye have purified your souls
in obeying the truth through the Spirit…”
1 Peter 1:22

There is no better teacher than obedience for it opens the heart to feel God within. It cleanses the eyes that we may see clearly and it causes our ears to become sensitive to the intonations of His voice. Obedience will always clarify our walk. In obeying we soon discover whether a thing is of God or of ourselves.

Those who never obey His voice within are left with obscurity in the things of life. They have never acted on the still small voice within and therefore the ambiguity of His way is never solved. With the passing of time the voice becomes silent and men and women are left to their own thoughts and ways.

Child-like faith will always reveal the Father. It is to such He comes to reveal the wonders of His Son and of His Kingdom.

But he who does the truth comes to the light,
that his deeds may be clearly seen,
that they have been
done in God.

John 3:21 (NKJV)

The Light of God is the reward of “doing the truth”. Our coming to Him, our apprehension of the marvelous light of God will be in the corresponding measure of our compliance with His Will.

Related Post: The Two Aspects of Hearing God

“One act of obedience
is better than one hundred sermons”
Dietrich Bonhoeffer

“A ton of prayer will not produce
what an ounce of obedience will”
Ed Cole

Brian Troxel


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