The Sure Word for Today's quotation for the week:
God Will Never Disown me.
The Logician — Part 3.
So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.
John 8: 7 (KJV).
The study of truths entirely based on the meanings of the terms they contain is called logic. Is Jesus logical? Is being logic against the will of God for your life? But God wants you to reason. He allowed Adam the free will to reason and figure the names for all the creatures of the universe. Adam even went ahead to call Eve a woman. His reason for calling her a woman was because she was taken out from a man.
While they waited for Jesus to respond, he wrote on the ground with his fingers as he reasoned, analysing the facts before reaching a decision. Is prayer more important than reasoning? Before you answer, remember there is always a reason why you pray. No matter the reasons for your prayers, you thought about it, analysed your prayer points, researched the right scriptures to use and spoke the word of God. It was not an automatic process. You knew what you desired before praying (Mark 11:24).
So, Jesus listened so he could separate the facts from the evidence. At a fundamental level, you need to understand the difference between a fact and an opinion. Often your argument will start with an opinion, but all disputes must contain plenty of factual evidence. Facts are statements that can be objectively proven based on evidence. Opinions are personally held beliefs that cannot be objectively verified.
All over the Bible, the heroes and leaders are logical. Solomon, King David's son, was required to decide which of two women was the mother of a baby when they claimed parenthood. Both had recently given birth, but one child had died. The Old Testament recounts the story in I Kings 3: 16-28. Solomon announced that the child should be cut in two so that each mother should have half. The real mother, unable to bear her son being killed, immediately offered the other woman to save the child's life, whereas the other woman agreed to the proposal. The false mother was thus exposed, and Solomon returned the living child to its natural mother.
"What things soever ye desire."
All Scripture quotations are taken from the King James Version of the HOLY BIBLE unless otherwise indicated.
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