- [Prov 2:3-5] Yea, if thou cry after knowledge, and lift up thy voice for understanding; If thou seek her as silver, and search for her as for hid treasures; Then shall thou understand the fear of the Lord, and find the knowledge of God.
- [Col 2:2,3] That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love, and unto all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the acknowledgement of the mystery of God, and of the Father, and of Christ; in whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.
Let me start with a disclaimer -- I am a software engineer and not a preacher or clergyman. I created this site to share a few things that the Lord Jesus has taught me, and hopefully to inspire in the reader a hunger for more of Godís truth, and for God Himself. I would assert that there is a tragic ignorance within the Body of Christ of the Word of God. Most believers are satisfied with a very superficial knowledge of the things of God. I recognize that my own knowledge is quite limited, but to realize that and hunger for more is a great gift.
Creating the articles contained here has been a blessing, but at the same time a convicting experience. I realize I donít measure up to what is written about such topics as fervency in prayer, abiding 24x7, and conformity to the image of the Lord. On the other hand, being immersed in these subjects has been edifying, and I pray will be for the reader as well.
We donít realize the vastness of the riches, the height and the depth and the breadth and the length of the things God has in store and even available now, for His children. Paul besought us to Ďreceive not the grace of God in vainí (2 Cor 6:1). The key that unlocks that storehouse of riches is faith, but faith must be based on knowledge and understanding, which are given only to the hungry. For any that are hungry for more than the limited fare on this site, one good source of growth truths is None but the Hungry Heart. See Links for more.
A few comments about site construction/style... The Scripture quotations are mostly from the King James version, although in citations such as from Romans 6 where the KJV translation of verb tenses is incorrect, I have used the New American Standard (NAS) version. Occasionally I have changed an archaic KJV word to the modern equivalent. In a few places I have added alternate or better translations of a word by enclosing them in brackets. I have used Strongís Exhaustive Concordance for definitions of Hebrew and Greek words. The liberal use of highlighting is intended to aid the reader in scanning text. This use of highlighting extends to quotations by others as well -- in most cases the emphasis is mine. Where Scripture or other quotes are embedded within my text, I have usually followed the convention of using italics to set the quote off from the context. Lengthy quotes are usually indented.
One sunny February morning in 1973, on a flight from Minnesota to Florida, I made the following attempt at poetry.
As I look down from lofty heights,
My eyes can see some brilliant lights.
The source is not from down below,
But up above -- the solar glow.
The brilliance of the sun I see,
In creeks and rivers, lakes and sea.
The water moves along its way,
Constrained by banks of sand and clay.
May I reflect Your glory, Lord,
As these things do the sun;
And may Your Spirit guide my life,
As on my course I run.
This poem illustrates well the ignorance of the Mystery that was in me three decades ago, and I believe currently pervades the Church. Can you detect a difference in theology between the poem and the rest of the site? Hint: [Col 1:27] ĎTo whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of gloryí.
My prayer then was that I might reflect the Lordís glory. That assumes that the Lord is external to the believer. Paul prayed that we might understand the mystery that Christ is in us. My prayer now -- for myself as well as you the reader -- is that we might radiate the glory of the indwelling Christ.