Oh To Be Wise Meditations
Ignorance was bliss. My flesh felt good not knowing the truth of God's word. To live a lie and not even question it. To do anything I want in the name of freedom and not care about the consequences. Then the commandment came to my heart and I died. Before I knew about the Law, I was alive. But as soon as I heard that command, sin came to life. The very command that was supposed to bring life to me, instead brought death. I lacked in my life not only the knowledge of God's word but also the knowledge of Christ. You see its hard to be ignorant to things I see in the physical world. I see it and can comprehend with my own mind and heart. But the things that take faith I cannot see with my own two eyes, or hear with my own two ears or touch with my own two hands. But when conviction hits the hearts its takes a huge step of denial not to believe. Oh Jesus, the Holy Spirit gave me spiritual fruit and I ate it. My eyes have become open and my heart is tender to the touch. I see the error of my ways and the trash I am living in now. What brought me sweet comfort I now can no longer enjoy even in secret. I am ashamed of the things I do, yes even the things I think. What are you doing to me, I feel sick to my soul? Ignorance left me senseless now I feel everything you feel. What breaks your heart breaks mine. The pleasures you have I have. How can I deny myself truth at the expense of pride? Lord, if a person sins and does any of the things which you have commanded not to be done, though unaware, is still guilty and bears the punishment. My hope is to rise above my ignorance and cling to the Cross of Christ. Only He can deal gently with people who are ignorant and easily deceived, since he himself was subject to weakness. Only He is able to exercise gentleness and forbearance toward the ignorant and erring, since he himself also was liable to moral weakness and physical infirmity and never sinned. Jesus because you live I can truly live! Knowledge of you is bliss!