Monday Musings

Pogue, Listen.

Life has taught me that there is always another side to any story I come across in my day to day. So, I’m thinking, be slow to judgement. Why a person has acted the way they did, said that thing, it’s all preceded by their own personal experience, by their upbringing, by the teaching they’ve received. So unless I’ve walked in their shoes I may never understand. People don’t pull their actions from a vacuum.

Condemnation is easy and cost little. Understanding comes at a cost and may be difficult but it will make the world a better place. It will take time.

This coming week choose to try and understand and act from that place. This will not make you soft or weak but rather more compassionate and wiser in your actions.

So, no judgement here, just informed actions. High Five ✋ that Pogue.

Wic.

3 thoughts on “Monday Musings

  1. As Proverbs 1:21 says, wisdom is just the entrance to the city (the opening of the gates). In other words, wisdom is just the first step…to understanding…and then to knowledge, etc.

    The Spirit of Understanding

    (Hebrew is Binah – Greek is Sunesis)

    Isaiah 11:2 tells us that the next function or operation produced by the Spirit of God, giving us the Mind of Christ, is the Spirit of Understanding. Just because we have God’s Wisdom written and inscribed in our hearts does not necessarily mean that we’ll understand that Wisdom. This is a whole other step.

    The Spirit of Understanding is God’s supernatural revelation-His secret insights to His Word. Understanding simply means a “putting together” or a comprehending or a grasping of His Word. The Spirit of God illuminates our hearts and gives us understanding of His Wisdom. In other words, He “turns on the lights for us

    I just read this recently and thought I would use it in my comment to your post. God is still revealing so much of Himself to me through His Word as I experience life. This much I know, the more understanding I gain into Him the less I judge according to my mind. there is two minds working in a believer, their own mind and the mind of Christ. Which is why studying His Word for wisdom is important. Wisdom comes first and with the Holy Spirits help living inside us we gain understanding of that wisdom. The book of Proverbs is a great place to gain wisdom into the ways of God verses the ways of man. It’s like buying a bike. How to put it together is written in the instructions. Struggles comes as you do the work and you go back to the instruction with each new phase. Finally its together, you get on, put your hands on the handle bars, your feet on the puddles and you move…understanding begins to flows, thats why this went with this, it all fits together to give me a bike, and if I do this and this it will move, understanding. Wisdom comes first and can be gain in almost any subject with instruction or sometimes just experience. But the understanding must come by actually using the item or in this case truth. In this day and age I meet so many who have lots of knowledge about many things but lack wisdom and understanding to use that knowledge as a tool to make life better. It’s happening all around us right now, on every new report. Someone gets killed unfairly, knowledge, what kind of wisdom is it that says break into stores and steal because of this knowledge, or burn someone hard earned business down, and this will bring about change. Where does that thought come from? And how is that ever going to bring about understanding??? Sorry, you are getting the brunt of my frustration into what is going on out in the world. Maybe you have another thought on this.

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    1. Betty, you always post your reply as I am retiring for the night! I have learnt to not open them otherwise I will be thinking for hours. So here I am this morning musing over what you have written. I was tempted to engaged with your “Spirit of Understanding” or Binah which feature in Hebrew mystic texts and seems to speak of a deeper understanding of the things of God. But I shall resist because I would write a whole post in response and, Jewish texts apparently record that “and extra measure of Binah was given to women”. What chance do I, a mere male, have? However I think I understand the long yearning for justice that leads people to do things that are of themselves wrong. Frustration, injustice, suppression, poverty are a potent mix. It’s the rising of a person who can channel these elements into a constructive response, a Ghandi, that the word needs. These people are few, very few, which may Iindictate that Binah is something realised by a small number. Even in the Bible such people are few, or at least we are only made aware of a few.
      Thank you for the comment and continuing to read my rants😎

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