Posts Tagged ‘Wisdom’
This meditation is from Deep-Rooted in Christ by Joshua Choonmin Kang (the following thoughts are excerpted, and in some cases paraphrased by me, from Pastor Kang’s wonderful book on spiritual formation and transformation through the person of Jesus Christ.
Knowledge is wonderful, but accumulating knowledge doesn’t guarantee increasing transformation…at best, it produces better informed sinners.
Wisdom is to be strived for, but we must recognize that it has two dimensions: Horizontal (worldly wisdom) and Vertical (spiritual wisdom). Worldly wisdom is temporal and changes easily. Spiritual wisdom stays with us and has no limits.
Understanding is the glue that binds knowledge and wisdom together. “Wisdom is supreme; therefore get wisdom, though it cost all you have, get understanding.” Proverbs 4:7
Where does wisdom start though?
The source of understanding begins with the seed of God’s word. The Bible teaches that the word is the key to understanding spiritual mysteries.
The Holy Spirit helps us directly illuminating (giving light) to God’s word and guiding the hungry heart in truth. The Holy Spirit opens our mind to the deep riches of God’s truth.
When we become obedient to God’s word, we may be said to bear good fruit…the kind of fruit that lasts and brings much glory to God. [Amen] Matthew 13:13-23
I really liked this little devotional…for a number of reasons.
First, it is aesthetically pleasing. It is hardbound with a padded cover and “feels” very good in my hands. The pages on the inside are printed on a semi-glossy stock quality paper and embossed with a simulated texture that I find visually gratifying. I really like the look and feel of this book.
Secondly, I really enjoy the Psalms for my own devotional reading and particularly enjoyed the selection (50 were chosen) that were provided for this work. The layout of the daily readings is nice and there is section at the end of the book that provides space for reflective journaling or note taking.
Finally, and this is where I think this book really separates itself from other devotionals, the multimedia interaction and enhanced CD’s are wonderful. This can be especially beneficial for people with exceedingly busy lives. Listening to the Psalms (I personally think this is the intended way of learning and growing in God’s word) is a marvelously inspirational exercise. The authors and editors have done an awesome job of putting these works into a multisensory experience.
I’m sure this would be a wonderful addition to any home library, and it would serve as a cherished gift to anyone who might receive it as such.
|The Gift of Psalms [With 3 CDs]
Word of Promise Series
- Product Details -
|Experience beloved scripture passages as read and sung by some of the world’s finest vocal talents! Listen and read along as portions of the Book of Psalms are sung and excerpts from the dramatic audio theater Bible “The Word of Promise(TM) Old Testament” are combined into one magnificent audio event. You’ve never heard anything like this before!|
|ISBN: 9781418534370 ( ISBN 10: 1418534374 )|