Sunday, January 8, 2012

Observation or Reading

 I was always intrigued with observation and in studying the scriptures it is important that we not only read but observe. Matthew chapter 7 deals with observation in various forms , we are told to ask, to seek and to knock. We are taught the golden rule, we are told  about expectations , we are told how to discern the good from the bad. Almost like going to a grocery produce department and knowing what fruit to select. But also what tree the fruit bears tells a lot about the tree.
Matthew 7:16
You shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?
 Of course we are being told of false prophets in this verse , what we observe is not always in the reading of a book but in the life of the book. I recently heard a christian women say - she was disgusted with negative people and was going to avoid them. Yes- it would be a perfect world if that were even possible. The fact is there are negative forces within ourselves , and we will certainly find them in others if we look for them. The power of observation and discernment makes us aware of them and a sudden realization they exist. They exist on different planes , at a personal level, social level and political level or dominion.
 In an earlier writing on Gravity and the Grave- Isaac Newton one of the greatest scientist of all time observed and discovered gravity and many other things. It is not enough to read but we should observe and discover. Reading we see words but in observation they come to life. Discovery is understanding the fullness of this life, it is like when Columbus sailed to America until he actually reached the shoreline and saw the awesomeness of what he was seeking did he truly understand the extent of it.
  I read not to merely gain memory of scripture or to be able to recite it but in full observation mode. I like to consider the source , who wrote it. We are told all scripture is written by inspiration of the Holy Spirit and is good for instruction. I however would like to know what is at the shore. There are many religious  books that claim a holy origin. I would like to see what the fruit they produce is and determine for myself. We are told the gate is very narrow and only a few will enter in. Millions if not billions of humanity are religious , yet only a few will find the narrow gate and enter. This is what the bible teaches, many are called but few are chosen.
Matthew 7:14
Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.
 Yes - just before we are told about the fruit , we are told only a few will find the gate that leads to life.
What is life - maybe the discovery at the end of  observation, when the words actually become alive.  It is written in scripture:
John 1:1
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
  We are told many things about God, but here is a definite theme from Genesis to Revelations that the Word was God. It is clearly stated in many verses as we observe and discover not just read. This is the fullness of life. We can also observe through nature the many wonders or in the celestial sky, these are things that are like an opus or musical composition - endless music written by someone.


Celestial Opus

Musical compositions written in the sky,
One such constellation is the one we call Libra.
Are stars just musical notes written for the wise,
Or are we just a peeping Tom admiring sweet Godiva.

The wise read the stars as maps to holy places,
Hidden portals and the manger of baby Jesus.
Romantics adore their light in admiration,
Sharing with their lovers astral presentation.

Celestial art far beyond our comprehension,
How great thou art! To create such a view.
A gift to billions of people on earth and afar,
Celestial Opus, Father-the great conductor you.

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