Sufferings caused by Ignorance..

When I see the lives of people around and my own life in the past, I realize how much suffering could have been (and could be) eliminated by seeking the wisdom. In short, when I look back (even today) my wisdom is the ignorant part which I can keep feeding (bringing to light) for eternity (with the help of the Holy Spirit).


There is a long list of Ignorance - To start with Ignorance in taking care of my Health, only after I fall into sickness I get the enlightment to search to find out what went wrong and what is the right food to keep me healthy. Same goes with mind - wrong friend, wrong books, and after the mind goes out of control, into the deep pit and loneliness, then again learn and find the way to keep that in order.

Ephesians 4:17-23 So I tell you this, and insist on it in the Lord, that you must no longer live as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their thinking. They are darkened in their understanding and separated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them due to the hardening of their hearts. Having lost all sensitivity, they have given themselves over to sensuality so as to indulge in every kind of impurity, and they are full of greed. That, however, is not the way of life you learned when you heard about Christ and were taught in him in accordance with the truth that is in Jesus. You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude of your minds; and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.


Now my next most surprising Ignorance is about the Holy Spirit - To start with there are many Christians who don't know Holy Spirit, though they come across it, people ignore what the Holy Spirit is revealing to them. (Similar to how in the old testament Israelites where ignoring what the Prophets was saying). When I realized it I was so shocked, and I used feel Holy Spirit is saying this to you and you choose to walk by your ignorance (wisdom), and not trying to understand what the Spirit is trying to say to you. It feels like, someone got the Keys to the Kingdom but still they chose not to spend time to understand how to use it. They just want to walk with their ignorance and walk in the darkness, rather than choosing the way of light. Some are Baptized and some are Christians by birth. I really felt so bad for them.


Acts 17:25-28 And he is not served by human hands, as if he needed anything. Rather, he himself gives everyone life and breath and everything else. From one man he made all the nations, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he marked out their appointed times in history and the boundaries of their lands. God did this so that they would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from any one of us. 'For in him we live and move and have our being.' As some of your own poets have said, 'We are his offspring.'


Because of our ignorance about the Holy Spirit and the working of it, we don't want to give the control of our lives and our hearts to the Lord, we sometimes choose to lead our lives based out of our ignorance (which we consider to be wise), rather than by God's wisdom. To learn about the Holy Spirit and the Lord is worth this life, it is like a water spring, the deeper you dig it keeps coming. Doing God's word with your physical body and doing God's word with your spirit (inner being) is very different. I would say, please spend time to strengthen your spiritual being and to understand the being, as this is the most biggest ignorance which we have.. which needs to be eliminated from the Christian world.

John Knox @watchmanjohn ·

Well said.

wmj

Barbra Lambert @enje25 ·

"When I see the lives of people around and my own life in the past, I realize how much suffering could have been (and could be) eliminated by seeking the wisdom. In short, when I look back (even today) my wisdom is the ignorant part which I can keep feeding (bringing to light) for eternity (with the help of the Holy Spirit).

There is a long list of Ignorance - To start with Ignorance in taking care of my Health, only after I fall into sickness I get the enlightment to search to find out what went wrong and what is the right food to keep me healthy. Same goes with mind - wrong friend, wrong books, and after the mind goes out of control, into the deep pit and loneliness, then again learn and find the way to keep that in order."

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"Well said" indeed!

You are not alone. You write about each of us regarding your content above, Deepa. Thank you so much for sharing this. It helped me a lot.