The Pursuit of Life

Jesus spoke:

John 10:10   The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have [it] more abundantly.

Sometimes we must return to the basics.  Since mankind is in such great pursuit of knowledge, understanding is often left by the wayside.  Understanding the mysteries of Our Heavenly Father will not be obtained through men’s books, logic, derivative patterns or formulas.  We must acknowledge that Our Heavenly Father is the source of all life and anything else simply directs us to death and destruction.  Yes, creation is a reflection of Our Heavenly Father but you cannot view a “speck” of creation and think that you can fully comprehend HIM.  It would be like the proverbial story of the blind men attempting to describe an elephant, each by his touch and from a different position around the elephant’s body.

The abundance of Life is not attained by studying and focusing on the scarcities in the earth, our society, or our life.  The true understanding of abundance is only found when pursuing the Life Giver.  Jesus said that HE is the Door (John 10:9) and that “life” is obtained through Him and His Words.  The prophets and the Law pointed us to Our Lord Jesus Christ.  Don’t get me wrong, the pursuit of knowledge can be a noble undertaking.  However, we should not set aside the most important aspect to life in order to increase our intellect.

Proverbs 16:16  How much better [is it] to get wisdom than gold! and to get understanding rather to be chosen than silver!

Wisdom is not reserved for the intellectually brilliant.  Instead it is given to those who pursue the fullness of Our Heavenly Father.  The closer you are to the Source of wisdom, the more wisdom you will receive.  What is the best indicator of wisdom?  I would suggest you inspect your fruit:

James 3:17   But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, [and] easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.

If our primary focus is not our mind, then what should we focus on?  Our heart!  Jesus said:

Matthew 5:8   Blessed [are] the pure in heart: for they shall see God.

We can become so busy focusing on the complexities that surround us, we forget the simplicity of the relationship Our Heavenly Father wants us to have with HIM.  Each of us must assess where we are at in our walk.  Those of us who have been on this path for decades can just as easily be deceived by our fleshly man who wants to pursue the creation and its derivative patterns and logic rather than the Creator.  Jesus DID NOT say “Blessed are the most intelligent” or “Blessed are the wealthiest” or …  Those who pursue a change in the heart, a cleansing of the heart, burning out the chaff in the heart, those with a circumcised heart of Love, will see Our Heavenly Father.

Why do you continue to clutter your mind with endless formulas in the hope that one of them will unlock the door to the Kingdom?  The door is right there in front of you.  Focusing on your heart and removing all the excess baggage will move you toward the Kingdom.  Hoping that some external event will solve your dilemma of being unable to access the Kingdom of Heaven will only prolong the quest.  Once again Jesus spoke:

Mark 10:13 Then they brought little children to Him, that He might touch them; but the disciples rebuked those who brought them.

:14 But when Jesus saw it, He was greatly displeased and said to them, “Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of God.

:15 Assuredly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will by no means enter it.”

:16 And He took them up in His arms, laid His hands on them, and blessed them.

Jesus was emphatic about this highlighted text above.  Think about it!  He dispels any view that focuses on knowledge or skill being required to enter through the Door.  Our pursuit of Life will only end well if we pursue the Life Giver.  His Divine Intent is focused around Love.  If you pursue life in any other way, you will truly be disappointed and unfulfilled.

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