Last Updated on February 3, 2015 by Jenny Pena
I have a passion for learning. Always asking why and looking for more depth to what is presented, then I find myself feeling like I know so little the more I learn.
“If anyone thinks he knows anything, he does not yet know it as he ought to know it.” 1 Corinthians 8:2
I hungrily devour information. Always reminding myself that I can sleep when I’m dead, but then reminding myself otherwise, that God did design our bodies to sleep with that physical need because He wants us to rest as well. God’s funny like that, full of those contradictions that aren’t contradictions, but just really a reminder for balance and that there is a time and place for everything. We are to not be lazy, but to not work too hard…And, we spend our days asking God, “Am I doing it right?” …Constantly finding something we are doing wrong.
Yep, that’s the human in me, always messing up and trying to be better…The beauty of life that He made, a big growing experience of individual learning.
Ecclesiastes 3 King James Version (KJV) 1 To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven…10 I have seen the travail, which God hath given to the sons of men to be exercised in it.11 He hath made every thing beautiful in his time: also he hath set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God maketh from the beginning to the end.
I am obsessed with learning. The exact type of person that needs to read this verse sometimes, “much study is a weariness of the flesh, (Eccl 12:12)” to remind myself to stop for a Sabbath. However, has the calling of teacher on me and this drive for learning was placed in me because I have a duty to teach, but to teach, I must first learn. Learn what is right (of God) and what is wrong (not God).
What is sin? What is profitable to man? What is meant for my life? What is meant for yours?
I encourage you to learn what He has for you to learn.
Be confident in the Lord and the wisdom that He gives you, but never accept an answer to be final. God made this world with an infinite number of mysteries. If you find yourself to be knowing anything, then start asking different questions; because you’re not done.
11 He hath made every thing beautiful in his time: also he hath set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God maketh from the beginning to the end.
There are a lot of norms, societal standards driven by fear. If it’s driven by fear, then it’s most likely a lie. Be cautious of what information you accept into your mind as fact. Pray and ask for spiritual discernment.
Now, instead of telling you what to believe, I want to leave you with some questions in hopes of encouraging you to go search for depth in your own way. Learn passed what is presented to you.
What is the significance of the first sin being about what to EAT or not eat? (Is there more depth than just the act of disobedience that you can apply in your life?)
What is the significance of the TREE of the knowledge of good and evil? (Is there some other message there that God has for you?)
God is very detailed and specific in His directions. (Examples: building of the tabernacle, incense and offerings, commandments, Noah’s ark, etc) What are your thoughts on this? One of my thoughts: I think it’s interesting that God had people breathing in essential oils, while handling raw meat/animal blood. Not only did the plant essences cover up the bad smell, I’m sure, did these aromas also maybe offer protection from microorganisms that might have been on this raw flesh that nobody at this time would have had knowledge of? It is common knowledge in our society to be careful of raw flesh/eggs because of microorganisms…
Are you helping your body or hurting your body with your everyday actions of eating, drinking, bathing, and beauty? Are you so caught up in vanity that you are poisoning your body to look “beautiful”?
Are you living in fear because you have learned so much about what is healthy and toxic, that you are avoiding life, scared of exposure to toxins? (Remember, God has a way around everything. And, that sickness is not always a bad thing.)
Blessings & Encouragement from Dana Pulak