Yesterday I posted some thoughts, which were generated by controversy among brethren, and revelational as to understanding. But, we know that Truth and Wisdom only impact understanding when God’s Wisdom is what is being sought.

Proverbs 2:10 When wisdom entereth into thine heart, and knowledge is pleasant unto thy soul; 11 Discretion shall preserve thee, understanding shall keep thee: (KJV)

The wisdom of the world is foolishness before God.

1 Cor. 1:19 For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent. 20 Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world? (KJV)

Proverbs is the book that Ellen and I had been reading through in January, and which our community Bible study has tackled for our study this winter season. If you are a believer you know that. God’s wisdom is to be sought and it ultimately leads to understanding. So my question and even my concern is why do we have so little understanding of Biblical truth within the Church body today?

Why do we have such stringent disagreement over whether or not one can walk away from his life in Christ or not do so? Are we to engage Scripture warnings to gain understanding? There is dispute over who from the history of mankind are included by God in the Church which Jesus is building. Then there is this one: how many parts are there to the “First” resurrection?

Why do we have lack of understanding concerning what Scripture means when it tells us that the gates of hell will have no ability to prevail against the Church? How does the disagreement over God’s truth get revealed within a doctrine creating both effect and affect surrounding that truth?

1 John 5:20 And we know that the Son of God has come, and has given us understanding so that we may know Him who is true; and we are in Him who is true, in His Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God and eternal life. (NASB1995)

Proverbs tells us that His wisdom and understanding is more precious than the jewels and the riches of this world, so why do we not come together and seek God’s wisdom and unity of understanding rather than to give natural man more reason for his unbelief? The lack of God’s wisdom and understanding is a condition for the world, and not to be one for the Church, because it will lead to the natural man’s destruction?

But what judgment must we endure for not even trying to understand the wisdom coming from God and far too often conveying our own understanding devoid of Scripture’s truth to a brethren hungry for the truth, but, who seem more inclined to man’s wisdom than to God’s?

Lean not unto your own understanding, or to the understanding of those devoid of God’s understanding?